Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Diehl: Mayfield owes $372,000

Charlotte attorney Bill Diehl and his law firm filed suit today against former client and NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield to recover almost $372,000 in unpaid legal bills.

Diehl and his firm filed suit in Mecklenburg County Superior Court seeking to receive $371,973.66 for legal services already performed for Mayfield and his team, Mayfield Motorsports Inc., as they battled NASCAR over his indefinite suspension for violating the sport’s substance abuse policy.

In the suit, Diehl and his firm claim between May and August 2009 Mayfield was continually late in the payment of a promised monthly payment.

Click here to read the suit.

In addition, the firm claims it attempted several times to get Mayfield to agree to a written contract to pay monthly $20,000 payments and a lump sum final payment on Dec. 15 and Mayfield repeatedly refused.

The firm is seeking the court to award it the amount of unpaid legal fees plus attorney fees and late charges and interest dating from Oct. 22, 2009, until the amount is finally paid.

Last month, Mayfield replaced Diehl and his firm with celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos. At the time of the change, Diehl said in repeated interviews that Mayfield owed him “a lot” for defending him in his lawsuit against NASCAR.

Mayfield recently held an auction to sell an executive home, log cabin, ranch home, shop and various other personal property in Catawba County. The was no immediate response from Mayfield on Wednesday to the filing.

- Jim Utter

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

You know I have no sympathy for Mayfield but I hope we was smart enough to engage Diehl through his business which he could throw into bankruptcy and walk away for this obligation. As little sympathy as I have for a meth head I have less for an attorney that would run up legal fees of this nature for a man that obviously had issues and was most likely didn't have the resources to pay it!

Anonymous said...

Diehl is a freak. I hope he never sees a dime. Mayfield's new attorney will run circles around Billy Boy.

Anonymous said...

Hey Diehl, here's a hint: Stop representing scumbags, and maybe you'll get paid more often!

Anonymous said...

Diehl is scum. He will find his kind deep in the earth's crust for eternity. He has ruined enough good people's lives who's only fault was being human. Chase the money Diehl, but realize, one day, you will meet your maker.

Anonymous said...

Yea - diehl has to buy that 25 yr old bombshell he is dating a 10C diamond ring. He has to be the ugliest creature on the face of this earth. THERE IS NO AMOUNT of money that would ever entice me to be seen in public with him. Trash for Trash.

Anonymous said...

When Diel collects his cut off that 100 million plus double or triple in punitives for Bruton Smith off the corrupt incompetent lying idiot small town officials in the Lowes Motor Speedway ZMax case he will be rolling in in dough bigger than his own beer gut and Mayfield wont matter. Diel already owns the race car shop etc and may be racing next year. No sweat.

Anonymous said...

Diehl is a big POS ! Someone should just Piss on him, and maybe he would melt away.

Anonymous said...

Bill Diehl is the true definition of the word lawyer.

Anonymous said...

Please don't insult lawyers.. just think if he was a sports agent like Scott Boras!

Anonymous said...

Diehl is one of the finest lawyers in Charlotte. He always represents his clients vigorously and to do that right, you'll incur some expenses. He has to pay his people their salary whether Mayfield pays him or not. The driver is liquidating his assets and the lawyer's trying to get paid with whatever's left.

auriga560 said...

I love reading all these hate posts against Bill "Jabba The Hut" Diehl. As big of a POS as he may be, you all know damn well that if YOU were in deep legal doodoo, there's not a one of you that wouldn't want him going to court for you.

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Anonymous said...

" Diehl is one of the finest lawyers in charlotte."
That's Rich!

Anonymous said...

Good for Bill Diehl & Bruton Smith for filing a 100 mill plus lawsuit against the old money Beverly Hills area aka Beverly Hillbillies who control Conc NC with their 4ft mayor where they just rigged another election with their mafioso lawyers unending annexation abuse of the ever growing suburban upper mid class spillover westside where all the new loot is. These dumb crooks have run off all business and make it up jacking property values 50-100% to pay for all those elite designer small schools.

Clean house to make room for new blood for the one million plus new residents growth est over the next 10yrs just on the westside.