Chad Nguyen v. Heidi M. Pushard, Esq.
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Disposition: Award to Petitioner
Issued by: Fee Arbitration Commission
Docket #: FAC# 18-369
Dated: February 28, 2019
Bar Number: 004704
A hearing in the above matter was held on February 22, 2019. in Lewiston. Maine before a duly authorized Fee Arbitration Panel of the Fee Arbitration Commission of the Board of Overseers of the Bar. This Panel was designated to hear the controversy existing between the above named parties as set forth in the Petitioners Petition. The members of this Panel were Chair Michael R. Poulin, Esq.; Carrie Folsom, Esq.; and public member Cheryl Brandt. The Petitioner was present and testified. The Respondent did appear and testified. Based upon the evidence introduced, the Panel finds as follows:
Measuring the findings with the factors set forth in Rules 1.5 of the Rules of Professional Conduct, the Panel finds that the value of the services provided by Respondent to Petitioner was zero. Therefore, Respondent owes Petitioner a refund in the amount of $1.000.00.
In order to preserve the confidentiality of the written materials and the testimony submitted at the hearing, the findings of fact and conclusions are not set forth in the Award and Determination. This Award and Determination is accompanied, however, by a separate supplemental document which sets forth the findings of facts and conclusions of the Panel. By ruling of the Chair, the attached supplemental document shall not be considered part of the award, which is a public document. In accordance with Maine Bar Rule 7(h), the supplemental document shall be confidential and shall not be open to the public or disclosed to any person except as otherwise set forth in Maine Bar Rule 7(h).
The Award and Determination is in full settlement of all claims submitted to the Arbitration Panel.
The undersigned has subscribed to this award on February 28, 2019.
Michael R. Poulin, Esq.
Chair, Panel 2
Fee Arbitration Commission