Gordon Viola v. Leonard I. Sharon, Esq.
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Issued by: Fee Arbitration Commission
Docket #: FAC#14-426
Dated: January 21, 2015
Bar Number: 003291
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 in accordance with the provisions of the Petitioner's Petition and the Respondent's Reply, and after hearings before the Panel on January 20, 2015, in Portland, Maine at which evidence was submitted and argument heard, and after considering the evidence and the argument, the Panel finds as follows:
Petitioner's claim for a refund of fees is denied.
In order to preserve the confidentiality of 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 fact 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.
Dated this 21st day of January, 2015
Rufus E. Brown, Esq., Panel Chair
Daniel J. Mitchell, Esq., Panel Member
Michael B. Reynolds, Public Member