A recently NLJ story, “IP Boutique Sues Former Client for More than $561K in Fees, Expenses”, reports that Lando & Anastasi, an intellectual property boutique, has sued former client Innovention Toys LLC for more than $560,000 in unpaid legal bills. The Cambridge, Mass.-based firm filed the suit, Lando v. Innovention Toys LLC, in the District of Massachusetts. The firm claims Innovention owes $561,439, including $528.985 in legal fees and $32,453 in expenses.
Innovention generally paid its legal bills from 2006 through 2009, but stopped paying in September 2009, according to the complaint. Lando’s legal claims are breach of contract and quantum meruit. The firm asks the court to award monetary damages, costs and interest. Lando represented Innovention in an Eastern District of Louisiana case filed in 2007, Innovention Toys LLC v. MGA Entertainment Inc. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Toys “R” Us Inc. are also plaintiffs on the ongoing case.