Arlinda B. Swartzlander v. Stephen C. Smith, Esq.

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Disposition: Award to Petitioner

Issued by: Fee Arbitration Commission

Docket #: 13-204

Dated: October 22, 2013

Bar Number: 008720

The undersigned, constituting a duly authorized Fee Arbitration Panel of the Fee Arbitration Commission of the Board of Overseers of the Bar, having been designated to hear the controversy existing between the above named parties as set forth in the Petitioner's Petition and the Respondent's reply, and after a hearing before us participated in by Petitioner and Respondent on September 26, 2013, at Bangor, Maine at which evidence was submitted and heard along with a review of written submissions, hereby the Panel finds as follows:

The Respondent is granted an award in the amount of $1,373.00. The Respondent shall return the sum of $2,127.00 to Jonas Swartzlander within thirty (30) days of receipt of the award.

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.

Rebecca A. Cayford, Esq., Chair

Gregory P. Dorr, Esq., Attorney Member

Paul F. Bolin, Lay Member