A beef over legal fees could mean that the fate of a $10 million verdict won by a pair of Atlanta millionaires against PricewaterhouseCoopers is in greater limbo than previously thought.
According to the Fulton County Daily Report, former Georgia attorney general Michael J. Bowers and his firm, Balch & Bingham, have withdrawn as prosecutors in the case against the Big Four firm, citing nonpayment of legal fees by entrepreneurs Stiles A. Kellett Jr. and Samuel B. Kellett. The Kelletts are contesting the firm’s attempt to withdraw from the case. The Kelletts’ new lawyer, a partner at Troutman Sanders, told the newspaper that four years of litigation has already cost the family more than $7 million in fees, though neither side is saying what portion of the $7 million has already been paid, or how much money remains in dispute.
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