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 J. Smith joined Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion as an associate in 2012. His practice includes a wide array of civil litigation and criminal defense matters—ranging from drunk driving defense to employment discrimination to defamation. Tyler is also an experienced appellate advocate. He has handled over 20 appeals, and has argued before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court… Read more »