Nina E. Jonas v. Gene R. Libby, Esq.

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Disposition: Award to Respondent

Issued by: Fee Arbitration Commission

Docket #: 13-176

Dated: September 30, 2013

Bar Number: 000427

The undersigned constitutes a duly authorized Fee Arbitration Panel of the Fee Arbitration Commission of the Board of Overseers of the Bar. This Panel was designed to hear the controversy existing between the above named parties as set forth in the Petitioner's Petition. A hearing was held on September 17, 2013, at York, Maine. The Petitioner was present and testified. The Respondent did appear and testified. He had also previously filed written submissions. Based upon the evidence introduced, the Panel finds as follows:

Based upon the testimony and exhibits submitted, the Panel finds that the Respondent's fees are reasonable pursuant to Rule 1.5 of the Rules of Professional Conduct. The Petitioner owes the Respondent the sum of $1,412.05.

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 9(j), 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 9(j).

The Award and Determination is in full settlement of all claims submitted to the Arbitration Panel.

Michael H. Ayotte, Esq., Chair

Thomas P. Elias, Esq. Attorney Member

Lori M. Pelletier, Lay Member