Jury awards client damages after 17 years

Gene Libby and Tyler Smith of Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC recently represented a client attempting to recover damages as a third-party beneficiary to a contract (actually a letter) prepared by the client’s father in 1998.  The letter provided that the father’s son and daughter-in-law, as well as another son (the client), would share equally in interest earnings from certain certificate of deposit accounts placed in joint ownership by the father.  After a two-day jury trial and one-hour deliberation, the jury unanimously agreed and awarded our client damages and costs of approximately $40,000.

 

Gene R. Libby

Gene R. Libby
Partner

Gene has a rich history of litigation experience over the last 30 years. He has tried over 100 civil and criminal jury cases to verdict. His practice focuses on a wide variety of civil and criminal litigation representing individuals and small businesses, including divorce, real estate disputes, small business litigation, elder law, personal injury, professional… Read more »

Tyler J. Smith

Tyler J. Smith
Associate

Tyler Smith joined Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion as an associate in 2012. He represents clients in civil litigation, employment law, and criminal law matters in state and federal courts. Tyler is also a skilled appellate advocate. He has handled over 20 appeals, argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and… Read more »