District Court Weilheim: Attorney contract is void stirrings of we have expressed us, what to keep is by unsolicited ‘information letter’, which en masse to send various law firms. We have pointed out among other things here, that such circulars can be problematic. They have, even if they are mostly as neutral, often exclusively commercial character. The people is suggested in the form of a survey, one is interested in their experiences and could also help – if necessary. Regularly also own creates the need by about impending limitation of damages is pointed out. District Court Weilheim: Attorney contract is null and void! By judgment of the 09.07.2012 District Court Weilheim rejected (legally) the claim of a firm, which claimed the payment of remuneration by an investor in a film fund. The mandate was achieved through one of these mass writing that currently fill the mailboxes of investors; However, these come not only from Lawyers but also investor protection community, associations and similar entities.
The Court justified the dismissal of the action so that the mandate by illegal advertising was established. Section 43B BRAO (Federal lawyer rules) prohibits advertising a job individually. Exactly what happened as a result that sent a letter to many shareholders of a Fund, it was pointed to a looming Statute of limitations and other information should be interested in. “From the wording of the letter itself () and of further action” it was clearly apparent that here should be the establishment of a mandate, the Court ruled. That will made also through participation in a community of interests there planned not in question, on the contrary. Serious consequences for the affected investors threaten! Stirrings of, courts had to deal with the advertising practice of lawyers. This prompted the Rechtsanwaltskammer Munchen to among other things to point out. It is not so important, that the respective Lawyers here have committed a breach of professional rules, harm the reputation of lawyers or have the clients not to pay the compensation.