Jacqueline And Chris Laurita Accused Of Purposely Delaying $7.8 Million Lawsuit


According to a new report, Jacqueline Laurita and her husband Chris are being accused of “playing dirty legal games” to delay the process of their $7.8 million legal battle. The legal team that was working on the Laurita’s bankruptcy case filed paperwork dropping the couple as clients, claiming they are still owed a “significant amount of money” from them.

In court documents obtained by RadarOnline, the law firm states, “The Lauritas have failed to comply with their agreement and obligations under the Engagement Letter with respect to expenses and fees owed to Troutman Sanders in connection to the Laurita Adversary Proceedings.”

As we previously reported, Chris’ former company Signature Apparel filed for bankruptcy in 2009. Then, the couple was accused of knowing the company was going under while taking out money for personal use in an attempt to defraud their creditors. The Trustee of the bankruptcy case sued the Lauritas $7.8 million to pay back their creditors.

One week after the Laurita’s legal team, Troutman Sanders, filed documents to back out of representing the couple, one of the creditors in the bankruptcy case filed paperwork on July 25th, objecting to the lawyers dropping them.

“The Withdrawal Notices provide no explanation of which of the Laurita Defendants have failed to pay legal fees or the quantum of legal fees that are outstanding with respect to each defendant,” the document reads. “Without this information, the Court has little basis to assess any merit of the Withdrawal Motions.”

The filing accuses the Lauritas of having their attorney withdraw in order to delay the case.

“Delay has been the Laurita Defendants’ primary defense tactic in these proceedings, and Signature is concerned that this latest and last gambit simply is more of the same,” the documents state. “Withdrawal for failure to pay fees at this late stage in these matters, when Troutman Sanders clearly was aware of that issue for months, is ethically suspect at the least.”

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8 Replies to “Jacqueline And Chris Laurita Accused Of Purposely Delaying $7.8 Million Lawsuit”

  1. Why not delay–isn’t this the norm for NJ Housewives’ criminal charges? Maybe they are taking note from the Guidices.

  2. RHONJ should be about how to commit fraud, file for bankruptcy, keep your possessions and delay court proceedings and STILLL earn money! I no longer watch this show. I don’t understand how Bravo supports criminals.

  3. And this from the same people that were going to buy back the Giudice’s possessions at auction? Incredible, since they were doing similar things themselves. I think Bravo needs to cancel this train wreck.

  4. The entire group of women from the RHJN franchise are phonies, fakes and cons. Not an ethical or honest person in the bunch of ’em. What is BRAVO thinking? Where is the glamour in STeALINg, and knowingly scr*wing over countless folks to feather their own nests? The Giudices (Tre and Joe…not to mention Melissa and Joe) and the Laurita’s are the ultimate cons, having conned BRAVO to appear wealthy and successful when they never were even close to this in actuality. Did BRaVO do ZErO research into the backgrounds of these reality “stars”…aka train wrecks? This is one major reason the franchises are tanking in the ratings (among others things such as worn out from all the b*tching and backstabbing over FAKE, contrived scenarios)….having regular prison-heading folks, posing as rich folks = ultimate shell game. Enough already BRAVO….dump them all!

  5. The banks have been doing to us ..
    ..FOR YEARS….what they’ve done to the banks.
    Who got bailed out? The banks.
    These shows are beginning to sound like they are set up for fed “sting” operations.
    Somehow…I don’t feel the same about these folks as I do about Apollo. He robbed peeps of their retirement checks. Always women.

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