Dear badbusinessbureau.com, I am writing to you asking for your help. My problem started January 1999 when I gave a lawyer $350 to extend the Statue of Limitation on a case I wanted to pursue. The case involved me being assaulted 2 times by the same person with a Psychiatric history. I feel this person was released from a hospital with inproper Psychiatric treatment.
In the begining, I was told by many lawyers, that I could not sue because I was considered a 3rd party. I contacted this Lawyer and he gave me some hope that he could possibly help me but first he had to extend the Statue Of Limitation for the 2 year period would be up in a couple days. He also said that he would be serving papers to the Hospital and Doctor involved. He asked for cash only which was given to him. My letter to him will explain the rest.
January 10, 2000
Attorney at Law
1315 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA. 19107
Dear Mr. Ingram,
Approximately 1 year ago we met in your office and I discussed a case with you that I wanted to pursue but was concerned because the Statue of Limitations was running out. You told me that you could extend this time frame for me for a fee of $350 which was paid in cash and a receipt was given by you.
Since the time we met and money was given, I have tried to contact you numerous times via telephone.
To date, you have not returned my phone calls nor have you sent me any letters regarding the status of what you have done for me.
I am writing to you now to ask you for any written documentation, or copies of documents that you have told me would be handed out to the appropriate people as we discussed in your office.
Your Courtesy and cooperation into this matter would be greatly appreciated.
I sent this letter certified mail and someone in his office signed for it on Jan. 14th. I waited approx 1 week and I still did not hear from him. He was then faxed the receipt of the certified mail with a note informing him that I would have to contact the Fee Dispute Committee if I did not hear from him.
The Local law Board Fee Disputes committee was then notified due to Mr. Ingram not responding to my letters. On Feb. 23rd, I received a letter from Charles Klitsch from the Fee Dispute Committee informing me that my complaint was forwarded to Mr. Ingram. On April 11th, I received another letter from Mr. Klitsch informing me that Mr. Ingram has not agreed to submit to binding arbitration.
I was given 2 options. They are as follows: 1. An Advisory hearing can be set up but the hearing will not be binding on the parties. 2. I can withdraw the petition and sue the attorney in court. I called Mr. Klitsch on April 14th.(215)238-6326. Mr. Klitsch informed me that Mr. Ingram has not responded to any of his letter either. I am very disturbed that Mr. Ingram has never responed to any of my phone calls or letters which makes me feel that nothing was done! Now I cannot do anything with this case for the Statue of Limitation, I believe was never extended. I have been seriously injured emotionally and physically due to the assault and I am on disability because of this. I feel I am entitled to a full refund!