Rogge Dunn accuses company of fraud and misrepresentation
DALLAS – Noted trial attorney Rogge Dunn has filed a lawsuit in Dallas County against FindLaw for fraud and misrepresentation of services the company provided for the new Rogge Dunn Group, PC firm website.
According to Mr. Dunn, FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters (NYSE:TRI) business, promised to create a website with content he would own, and conduct SEO services. Instead, he says the website FindLaw proposed contained only basic images and stock language that didn’t align with the business objectives of his law practice.
In addition, he discovered that FindLaw, and not the Rogge Dunn Group is the owner of the content, which forces the firm to start from square one should it decide to build a new website. Subsequent to entering into the contract, Mr. Dunn also learned that if he failed to renew his FindLaw contract, the company would basically “flip a switch” and un-tag the attorney, eliminating any benefit for the 12 months of SEO.
Mr. Dunn says FindLaw rejected his attempts to find a solution.
“When you hire a big company, you expect them to live up to their representations and the work they promised,” said Mr. Dunn, a nationally recognized litigator for his representation of high-level executives and companies in business and employment disputes. “Instead, all I have encountered has been a series of misrepresentations compounded by bureaucratic and corporate indifference.”
In his lawsuit, Mr. Dunn said, after interviewing a number of website developers, he was prepared to hire an alternate company, but FindLaw salesperson Kevin Donahue talked him out of the decision by falsely claiming the other company had a poor reputation.
The case is Rogge Dunn vs. FindLaw, West Publishing Corporation, a/b/a FindLaw, Super Lawyers, and LawInfo, and Kevin Donahue at al. in Dallas County Court.
The attorneys of Rogge Dunn Group, PC, have built a well-deserved reputation for aggressive litigation, outstanding results and attentive client service. Led by founding partner Rogge Dunn, the firm is well-known for successfully trying high-profile business and employment disputes. This trial experience supports innovative strategies to identify meaningful solutions, complete effective settlements and minimize litigation risks for corporate and individual clients. Based in Dallas, the firm tries cases in state and federal courts in Texas and throughout the United States. Learn more about the firm at www.roggedunngroup.com.