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Lawyer wired rl est closing funds to cyber-hacked account. Seller does not have the money. What should seller do?

Asked on Sep 02nd, 2017 on Legal Malpractice - Florida
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Buyer's attorney had the funds in his trust acct. Seller's atty emailed instructions for buyer's atty to wire proceeds to seller's bank acct. Buyer's atty says he received a change of instructions from seller's atty and followed t and wired money to a second bank. Seller's atty claims he never sent alternate instructions. Seller is out of the money at this point. What should seller do?
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Answered on Sep 22nd, 2017 at 8:23 AM
This is not going to be addressed on an internet blurb. This is an issue for the seller to deal with by asking the sellers attorney. Othrwise seller will have to hire a second lawyer, out of pocket, to sue the buyers for recission or damages for sending the money to the wrong place. 

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