LoriAnn Bretz v. Kathleen M. Grover, Esq.

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Disposition: Award to Respondent

Issued by: Fee Arbitration Commission

Docket #: FAC#16-257

Dated: February 15, 2017

Bar Number: 000906

This matter was heard before a duly authorized Panel of the Fee Arbitration Commission of the Board of Overseers of the Bar, The Panel consisted of Michael R. Poulin, Esq., Chair; Jon S. Oxman, Esq.; and Michael B. Reynolds, public member. Hearings were held on October 26, 2016, and January 26, 2017, in Lewiston, Maine. The Petitioner appeared and testified and was represented by counsel, Allan E. Lobozzo, Esq. The Respondent appeared and testified. Neither party requested that the hearings be recorded, and they were not. Based upon the evidence presented, the Panel finds as follows:

The Petition for a partial refund of past payments and for cancellation of future payments is denied.

In order to preserve the confidentiality of the written materials and 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 documents shall not be considered part of the Award, which is a public document. In accordance with Maine Bar Rule 7(h), 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 7(h).

This 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 and Determination on February 15, 2017.

Michael R. Poulin, Esq.
Panel 2 Chair
Fee Arbitration Commission