Belinda F. Haines v. Margaret P. Shalhoob, Esq.

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Disposition: Award to Petitioner

Issued by: Fee Arbitration Commission

Docket #: FAC# 13-335

Dated: April 2, 2014

Bar Number: 003676

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 March 14, 2014, at Bangor, Maine. The Petitioner participated via teleconference and testified. The Respondent did appear and did file written submissions. Based upon the evidence introduced, the Panel finds as follows:

  1. The Petitioner is granted an award in the amount of $1,200.00. The Respondent shall return the sum of $1,200.00 to Petitioner within thirty (30) days of this order.

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.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has subscribed to this award on April 2, 2014.

Rebecca A. Cayford, Esq.

Edmond J. Bearor, Esq.

Timothy Smith, CPA