Attorneys Gene Libby and Keith Richard represented a woman who received negligent legal services during her divorce in 2008. Her counsel at the 2008 trial failed to conduct discovery, failed to provide the Court the necessary language to divide military pensions under the Armed Services Former Spouse Protection Act, and failed to request spousal support and attorney fees. The jury returned a unanimous verdict awarding Plaintiff $91,000 plus attorney’s fees and costs. The total verdict will exceed $113,000.
The case was filed in October 2014, but it took four years to get to trial because of the overburdened civil docket in York County.