Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Adaby is due more than $414,000 in fees from a disgruntled client who contended the law firm mishandled the accounting of a stock transfer transaction and other matters in what became an acrimonious attorney-client relationship, a judge has ruled.

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Joan Madden (See Profile) held that the “account stated rule,” in which a client who pays part of a bill is generally deemed to have accepted the entire billing as valid, dictates the payment of the amount the firm says Michael Rose owes it.

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