A former non-equity litigation partner at Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell is suing the firm, claiming it stiffed him on interest payments for capital contributions tied to the finalization of the merger between Chicago’s Lord, Bissell & Brook and Texas-based Locke Liddell & Sapp in 2007.

In the 13-page civil complaint (pdf), filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court last week, Robert Crowder makes allegations against several Locke Lord partners to set up his case against his former firm.