] Alton attorney Emert Wyss thought he could make money in
] a Madison County class action lawsuit, but he
] accidentally sued himself instead. Now he has four law
] firms after his money - and he hired all four.
] Wyss's boomerang litigation started in 2002, when he
] invited Carmelita McLaughlin to his office at 1600
] Washington St. in Alton. Acting as her attorney when she
] bought a home in Alton and when she refinanced it, on
] both occasions she had chosen Centerre Title--a company
] that Wyss owned--to close her loans.
] In the course of the attorney-client relationship, Wyss
] advised McLaughlin she might have a claim against
] Alliance Mortgage, holder of the first mortgage. Wyss
] believed Alliance Mortgage might have broken the law by
] charging a $60 fax fee when she refinanced.
This is rather bizarre.
Attorney accidentally sues himself