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Strong v. Beydoun, G039758

In a case regarding an attorney's attempt to collect split fees from a client, dismissal is affirmed where: 1) plaintiff entered into a fee sharing agreement with another attorney to work on the client's case; 2) the client did not sign the fee sharing agreement; and 3) rule 2-200 of the Rules of Professional Conduct of the State Bar, which forbids fee sharing agreements not signed by the client, bars non-contractual causes of action against the client.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 09/19/2008
  • Published 09/19/2008



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Strong Law Office and Kathleen Strong, San Diego, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Law Offices of Michael G. York and Michael G. York, Newport Beach, for Defendants and Respondents.
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