DALLAS – The law firm Friedman & Feiger, LLP in Dallas accuses an area county judge and his practice of poor representation in a case involving the spouse of a legendary country singer.
Dallas County District Court records show that F&F sued Ron Massingill and Brousseau Naftis & Massingill, P.C., also in Dallas, on Mar. 26 in the 298th District Court.
Massingill, the newly elected Hood County Judge, and his firm are alleged to have made “numerous false representations of material fact to the plaintiff at various different times” when they served as legal counsel to the petitioner in efforts to collect a judgment from Mary Beougher Travis, the wife of Randy Travis.
F&F hired Massingill in early November 2017 and spent the start of last year consulting and disclosing confidences, secrets, and confidential information in connection with what the 18-page original petition calls the “Beougher Collection Matter.” The defendants purportedly informed the complainant that they could not take on a more active role in the case because of Massingill’s electoral campaign and his wife’s scheduled operation.
F&F met Massingill one more time prior to discovering that the latter “took a case adverse to F&F in the very lawsuit he was engaged to represent F&F.” According to court documents, after determining that Mary Beougher Travis’s counsel brought her claims in bad faith, Massingill met with Brad Jackson and the Law Offices of Brad Jackson and Jeff Cook and Sullivan & Cook, LLC, provided them with what the complainant disclosed, and hired on as co-counsel to represent Mary Beougher Travis.
“Massingill has taken confidential information from F&F and exploited his fiduciary duties and obligation to F&F with the assistance and encouragement of Jackson and Cook, to personally benefit themselves to the extreme detriment of F&F,” the suit says.
Jackson and Cook join Massingill as co-respondents in the case.
The plaintiff seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial, and is representing itself.
Dallas County 298th District Court DC-19-04272