Charles Fox v. Jon A. Languet, Esq.

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Disposition: Award to Respondent

Issued by: Fee Arbitration Commission

Docket #: FAC#14-375

Dated: March 10, 2015

Bar Number: 004236

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 designated to hear the controversy existing between the above named parties as set forth in the Petitioner's Petition. A hearing was held on February 18, 2015, in Lewiston, Maine. The Petitioner was present and testified. The Respondent appeared and filed written submission 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 Profossiona1 Conduct, the Panel finds that the Petitioner has carried his burden to show that the Respondent's fees and costs are unreasonable. Therefore, the Petitioner owes the Respondent the sum of $10,846.50.

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.

The undersigned have subscribed to this award on March 10, 2015.

Darren Defoe, Esq., Panel Chair
Michael R. Poulin, Esq., Panel Member
Stephen W. Veazey, Public Member