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Cerebral palsy parents caught in court battle between two law firms

Estate of Michael Friedman claims a dismissed employee is now illegally touting his clients for a rival firm

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A few months before he died from Covid-19-related complications, Durban attorney Michael Friedman discovered that a trusted employee, a woman he considered a friend, had been stealing from him and his clients.

After a disciplinary hearing, client support and liaison manager Alpheana Ndlovu was fired and told she could no longer have any contact with the firm’s clients.

But now Friedman’s daughter Leanne Freeman, the executor of his estate, and another local attorney, Antonio de Sousa, have gone to court to secure an interim interdict from Durban high court judge Esther Steyn against Ndlovu and her new legal firm...

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