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Manhattan Attorney Sued For Fraud by Litigation Funding Company

On May 17, 2018, Green Legal Funding, LLC, filed suit in New York County Supreme Court against a Manhattan personal injury attorney, Marina Trubitsky, Esq. claiming fraudulent misrepresentation and conversion. Trubitsky, was admitted to the bar in 1999 and maintains a law office in Manhattan. Green Legal claims Trubitsky misled their funding company into advancing approximately $20,000 to four personal injury plaintiff's and $150,000 to a medical billing company that Trubitsky owned or controlled for medical services to the injured plaintiff's between 2015 - 2016. Incredibly, Green Legal contends that none of the medical services for which they advanced $150,000 -  were performed on any of the plaintiff's. 

Green Legal claims it only learned in May 2017, that the claims of these plaintiff's "were bogus, inflated and/or contrived by Trubitsky to defraud" their funding company. This is remarkable since these funding companies typically don't rely on the opinion of plaintiff's counsel and employ trained litigation professionals to determine if a case is worth the risk of an advance.

Green Legal alleges that it funds litigation and medical services rendered to injured plaintiff's using "Non-Recourse Purchase Agreements". These agreements are expensive because the funding company bears the risk that if the case is lost--they don't get paid back. Thus, according to Green Legal they charged 4% per month for the funding. If the lawsuit is resolved within one year the funding company gets almost double the principal and if paid back in two years the loan amount is almost tripled. Green Legal seeks $200,000 in compensatory damages and $5,000,000 in punitive damages from Trubitsky and her alleged medical billing companies. Sup Ct NY County-Index No. 652491/18

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Trial Attorney with 30+ Years of Experience Attorney Ronald C. Burke, Esq. has more than 30 years of experience and has focused his career on representing clients in cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice and legal malpractice. He is a seasoned trial lawyer and has won many seven-figure settlements and verdicts for his clients over the years, including many case victories listed among the largest in the history of the New York State. He has been featured in the news and is a regular lecturer for the New York County Lawyers Association, as well as having lectured before the New York State Bar Association. Ron is also an attorney with Kelner & Kelner, a New York personal injury law firm. Awards and Accolades Mr. Burke's awards and accolades are many. Among them, he has been included in New York Super Lawyers® each year since 2010, and he has received the highest-possible AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. Verdict Search, a part of the New York Law Journal, frequently recognizes his notable successes after winning some of the highest settlements and verdicts in past years. He was also featured in their list of the "Top New York Verdicts of 2011" and "Top New York Settlements of 2012." He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as before the United States Supreme Court. When Attorney Burke is not handling legal malpractice cases, he is highly involved in the local community. He is a member of the Village of Rockville Centre Volunteer Fire Department, has served on the local school board and as Chairman of the local Zoning Board. Learn more about Attorney Burke and how he can skillfully handle your malpractice case by contacting the Law Offices of Ronald C. Burke, Esq. right away to schedule your complimentary case evaluation. Our firm is here to help! Contact a New York Legal Malpractice Attorney Our firm provides each client's case with thorough preparation and aggressive representation, ensuring that you win the best possible results for your case whether it is settled or goes to trial. As a seasoned trial lawyer, Mr. Burke can provide the strong and relentless representation you need to establish negligence in a legal malpractice case and to recover any damages you may have suffered. Our firm can recover compensation for pre-trial and trial malpractice, violations of fee arrangements, loss of income, pain and suffering, and much more. Contact us today!

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