Kelly Holleran Sep. 11, 2012, 11:30am

A Beaumont medical practice has filed suit against a law firm that it claims failed to pay it for services it provided to one of the firm’s clients.

Health and Medical Practice Associates claims it treated one of Michael Nacol’s clients. The client then agreed to repay Health and Medical Practice Associates any money he received from a settlement related to his injury, according to the complaint filed Aug. 30 in Jefferson County District Court.

Although Health and Medical Practice Associates has repeatedly demanded the money from Nacol, his law firm refuses to pay the company, the suit states.

“Defendant has consciously decided to avoid payment for the services rendered to his clients by plaintiff, resulting in a breach of a contractual lien,” the complaint says.

In addition to the money it seeks, Health and Medical Practice Associates is asking for pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney’s fees, court costs and other relief the court deems just.

It will be represented by Matthew W. Morgan of Reaud, Morgan and Quinn in Beaumont.

The case has been assigned to Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court.

Case No. B192-976

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