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I secured a lawyer in Jan 2013 for $2000.00, I have rough drafts

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I secured a lawyer in Jan 2013 for $2000.00, I have rough drafts on my computer with someone elses info also getting a divorce, the rough draft has her maiden name, the name of her bank and the amount in it, evidently she lives nearby. I went to the lawyers and demanded my money back and they only gave it when I said I had another clients personal information.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I hired this firm to represent me in a divorce, the paralegal e-mailed me a draft to review, most of the information was inaccurate and had another woman's divorce papers sent to me, the name was wrong (she was taking back her maiden name, her bank name was Wells Fargo with 12,000 in it, also it says they are representing my husband and I am pro se. I was mistaken I paid them 2300.00. My payment was made on 1-13-12, is there a stsue of limitation on this kind of lawsuit? I have a lot of information about this woman and could contact her at any time.

I see. Thank you for providing this additional information, Deb.

There is typically a 4 year statute of limitations on an invasion of privacy claim which includes publication of private facts under FL law.

Therefore, the client whose personal information was released to you could sue the firm for damages up to 4 years after the wrongful conduct normally.

Here is a link to a case setting the applicable statute of limitations for this type of claim:

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

thanks but can I sue? I don't know if she received my information

Hello again, Deb.

You could sue if you have reason to believe your information was compromised and it could be determined through the discovery process whether that did occur. However, unless you have suffered some specific injury, the cost to pursue such a claim would typically be greater than what you might recover. So it may not be cost-effective to pursue legal action at this point.

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