Incredible Hulk gets tough on law firm
Hulk Hogan may have retired from wrestling long-ago, but the WWF wrestler hero has one more battle up his sleeve and is taking on US law firm Zuckerman Spaeder, alleging the boutique firm
Hulk Hogan may have retired from wrestling long-ago, but the WWF wrestler hero has one more battle up his sleeve and is taking on US law firm Zuckerman Spaeder, alleging the boutique firm overcharged him $1 million in unnecessary legal fees.
In doing so, it seems Hogan is also determined to take on the American Bar Association, because Zuckerman Spaeder partner Morris Weinberg - who defended Hogan's son, Nick Bollea, after he was involved in a car crash in 2007 that injured a passenger - is also current chair of the ABA's white-collar crime committee.
The Tampa Tribune reports that Hogan claims he should not have to pay the legal fees accumulated during the case because his insurance company would have supplied representation for free.
According to the suit filed by Hogan this week, his son's insurance policy - Progressive Casualty Insurance Company - was obligated to cover any necessary legal costs, but his lawyers allegedly failed to inform him of such information and continued to bill for their time.
In a statement to the AM Law Daily the firm denies the charges, claiming that the team "achieved a very favourable" result for Hogan and his son. The firm also claims Hogan signed a document that outlined the firm's billing rates.
Meanwhile, Hogan is preparing a trip to Australia, and Folklaw thinks a local firm should put out a challenge to the wrestler - or at least encourage some Gen Y lawyer to step in the ring with him.