Law & Regulation

Juice magnate Lepionka sues lawyers for 'negligent' advice

Greg Hurrell
Tue, 05 Jul 2022

Juice magnate Lepionka sues lawyers for 'negligent' advice
The case was heard in the high court at Wellington. (Image: file)
Greg Hurrell
Tue, 05 Jul 2022
Property and juice magnate Stefan Lepionka and his related interests are suing their former lawyers over alleged bad advice on a 2015 mortgage deal they claim led to years of lawsuits and millions in financial losses.But Lepionka’s former lawyers have won the latest round, after the high court in Wellington ruled that the law firm’s counterclaim will be heard separately before Lepionka’s main claims. Lepionka had opposed splitting the lawsuit into two trials. Lepionka & Company Investments is suing its former lawyers...

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