Pugnacious lawyer sues for 19,14 euro – and loses! Handle in legal tricks employs Amtsgericht Hamburg – many German courts are hopelessly congested, seems to be not known to the pugnacious lawyer Wolfgang Lutz of Arnstedt from Hamburg Poppenbuttel. For any alleged fee claim about 19,14 euro, he sued his longtime and now mandates – and lost in court. The Hamburg district court shared the view of the clients (45), which had requested only an estimate for just a legal representation in an administrative matter. But instead of consulting the 45 received from the lawyer only a one-sided signed fee agreement with subsequent payment requests. The lawyer, lawyer specializing in construction and architectural law, sensed a quick deal and demanded a fee of nearly 900 euros in the case that he would represent his client in the matter of the Administration despite the low military value of 42,00 euro. As the lawyer of his bewildered client understandably no Mandate received, sent a Bill about a never found place legal 19,14 EUR advocate without further ADO.
Regardless of the legal code of ethics that below a value of EUR 100 usually not is charged with, and given the lush hourly rate the resourceful lawyer attack briefly it again legal tricks: the appeal procedure followed the action way before the Hamburg district court. This represented the militant lawyer himself, so that the process included its own attorney fees, costs and interest rates rose to at least 83,-euro. In the name of the people”, the responsible Hamburg Civil Chamber (Dept. 813A, AZ C 162/07) decided to end the nearly two-year legal battle and dismiss the action. The Court saw it as proven that a consultation can only be settled as such if a Council or an information actually took place. A mere cost request without any legal assessment in this case justifies”still no fees-inducing activity, so the judgmental judge Wassmann. While the Poppenbutteler lawyer now sit on the Court as well as on the accumulated costs of the process, not only the congested judges will be their part about the almost two-year dispute of the Lord colleagues from Poppenbuttel”think. Hamburg lawyer circles comment on the ago gene way only with than shake your head… Alexander Stahlberg