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M.T. vs. David Alsop

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David Alsop is not to be trusted

M. T. vs. David Alsop
11682 Mount Curve Rd, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, 55347-2924, United States
Amount Involved: $2,430.93
Complaint(s): Other
    • Status: In Negotiation
      This claim has posted for public comment and negotiation. It will remain posted until resolved to the claimant's satisfaction. Suggest a resolution to help these parties reach a settlement.
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    • Claim #: 1754726
    • Amount Involved: 2,430.93
    • Filed On: Aug 22, 2018
    • Posted On: Sep 02, 2018
    • Complaint(s):
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Statement of Claim
Claimant says:
"David Alsop is a mediator that was hired by my ex attorney Edward Matonich to negotiate a settlement offer in a malpractice case. When Ed Matonich asked me about going to mediation he failed to tell me about rule 68. When asked about any negative sides of mediation Ed Matonich replied there are none. If there was a settlement offer made the defense can file a claim with the courts and if the case goes to court and the jury does not award a higher settlement than the offer, the plaintiff can be held responsible for the defense's expenses.
Ed Matonich lied to me regarding this.
On December 12, 2017, at the medication hearing held in Grand Rapids, MN. David Alsop met with myself, my attorney and his secretary briefly. He indicated he believed I had a good case but he did not think the defense would offer me $2.5 million which is what the demand Ed Matonich made. He suggested we come down to $1.3 to $1.4 million. We came down to $1.35 million. He went to speak to the defense team and after approximately one and a half hours he came back and informed us that the defense offered $35,000 to settle my case. At this time I stated to David Alsop, Ed Matonich and his secretary that is was obvious the defense was not willing to negotiate and I wanted all negotation's with them to stop immediately. David Alsop suggested a demand of $975,000 and then went to $350,000 then to a possibility between $220,000 to $250,000 and I told him no. I stated an offer of $250,000 would not be acceptable because after third party liens and attorney's fees there would be nothing left. He and Ed Matonich were conversing and while they were doing that Cheryl Smilanich, secretary, stated to me "I cannot believe they wasted everyone's time today and only offered $35,000. The next day I was informed by Ed Matonich's office that the defense filed a rule 68 for $225,000 indicating this was the offer made. I said to him the only offer made was $35,000 before I told you and David Alsop to stop all negotiations. Both Ed Matonich and David Alsop are making false statements about the offer that was made. Unfortunately, it is not illegal for a attorney to "throw his client under the bus". Ed Matonich would not have been able to do this without David Alsop's cooperation. I am submitting a copy of a letter written by David Alsop that indicated he continued to have phone calls after the mediation was terminated which have resulted in a possible settlement and after to was told no more negotiations. Ed Matonich told me to sign the settlement agreement or he would not represent me at trial. David Alsop was paid by Ed Matonich the sum of $2,430.93 from the settlement amount that I was paid. Not only is this arrogant of him to bill me for the false statements he made but I suspect he was also paid by Ed Matonich or the insurance company for his part in this fraudulent activity. I wonder if Mr. Alsop would be so agreeable to these statement if he was told those meeting were recorded? When you put your trust into someone you believe is working for you it is very devastating when they do this to you. I trusted Ed Matonich and also David Alsop and I have many sleepless nights because of their betrayal. I do believe in Karma and I do know there is a special place in hell for people like them. I also want people to know not to trust David Alsop if they are in need of a mediator."
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1. Refund: fees Sep 05, 2018 $2,430.93
2. Other – Pay for claim posting cost Sep 05, 2018 $14.99
Cash total : $2,445.92
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George Maxwell commented
George Maxwell (Comment):
"Start with a formal complaint to the CT Bar Association."
 (6 years ago)

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There has been no response to this claim from David Alsop. This claim will remain posted until resolved
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