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ARTICLE ID 193011

$________ Breach of contract – Failure to pay sum due and owing for professional accounting and tax services performed.

Pinellas County, FL

The plaintiffs, a corporation and its individual owner, alleged that the defendants breached a written contract for professional accounting and tax services provided to the defendants by the plaintiffs. The defendants filed a counterclaim asserting breach of contract, conversion of funds belonging to the defendants and fraudulent misrepresentation.

The defendants were an individual entrepreneur and two companies which he owned. The plaintiffs, which provide accounting, tax planning, and management services, claimed that the defendants breached a written contract for fees due and owing to the plaintiffs. The plaintiffs contended that the defendants paid some of the professional fees due, but owed the plaintiffs an additional $________ per the written contract plus $________ in special damages incurred as a result of defendants’ failure to complete payments.

The defendants argued that monies paid to the plaintiff were to be used to pay taxes due by the defendants, but the plaintiff improperly kept the funds. The plaintiffs maintained that the funds at issue were payment for professional services rendered by the plaintiffs. The defendants also denied that the plaintiffs performed the accounting and tax services the parties agreed upon.The jury found for the plaintiffs in the amount of $________ and rejected the defendants’ counterclaims. The defendants have filed a post-trial motion for new trial. The plaintiffs have filed a motion to recover contractual attorney fees and costs.

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