The law firm representing the estate of longtime housekeeper Alex Murdaugh, the South Carolina lawyer at the center of a developing story so bizarre and meandering it would make HBO’s mouth water (and c ‘is the case), announced that he had settled with the other lawyer who represented her. A representative for Bland Richter, LLP, said in a statement that the estate has been settled with attorney Cory Fleming, his firm and his insurance company. Fleming has “agreed that the estate will be reimbursed for all legal fees and expenses Mr. Fleming and his law firm received out of the $ 4,300,000 they recovered for the estate in connection with claims against Alex. Murdaugh for the death of Gloria Satterfield “.
The sons of Gloria Satterfield, who died at 57 in 2018 after “a travel and fall accident” at Murdaugh’s home, alleged in a September arrest petition for Murdaugh that the South Carolina scion told them he was ‘he was responsible for their mother’s death. Murdaugh told them he would take them to a lawyer to make a legal claim, and introduced them to Fleming. In 2019, the lawyer, Murdaugh’s college roommate and godfather to his late son Paul, secured the $ 4.3 million settlement, which the Satterfield children say they never saw a dime of. On September 15, 2021, Bland filed a lawsuit on behalf of the estate for breach of fiduciary duty and civil conspiracy.
However, it took place behind the scenes, “Mr. Fleming stepped forward and did what was necessary for the estate,” concluded Sunday’s statement. “Sir. Fleming and his law firm claim that they, like others, were victims of Alex Murdaugh’s fraudulent scheme.