Consumer Law

Court upholds $100K in attorneys fees in payroll arrangement suit

The Michigan Court of Appeals upheld a six-figure judgment for attorney fees was in a lawsuit against Innovative Payroll Processing Inc. and Ahmad Chebbani by health care company and related parties. 

Metro Healthcare Services Inc., doing business as Metro Solutions, sued Innovative Payroll Processing Inc. and Chebbani along with Metro Solutions MI Choice LLC and Metro Solutions MI Healthlink LLC over allegations of conversion, breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty stemming from a business arrangement.

The circuit court granted the plaintiffs $200,686.88 and the defendants appealed, taking issue with the $109,077.50 that the plaintiffs were awarded for attorney fees, as well as the trial court’s ruling that denied a motion to amend their counterclaim and a motion to file an amended motion for summary disposition. The plaintiffs were also awarded $3,132.48 for costs, $3,826.90 for prejudgment interest and $84,650 in actual damages. 

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