Heather M. Grivois v. Jeffrey Bennett, Esq.

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Disposition: Award to Respondent

Issued by: Fee Arbitration Commission

Docket #: FAC#16-335

Dated: June 20, 2017

Bar Number: 007223

A hearing in the above matter was held on January 20, 2017, in Portland, Maine before 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. The members of this Panel were Chair Steven E. Cope, Esq., Carrie Folsom, Esq., and public member Rick Dacri. Both parties appeared and were provided opportunity to present all testimony and evidence to their satisfaction.

Measuring the findings with the factors set forth in Rules 1.5 of the Rules of Professional Conduct the Panel finds that the Petitioner has not carried her burden to show that the fees and costs are unreasonable. Therefore, Petitioner owes Respondent the sum of $1,626.67.

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 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).

The Award and Determination is in full settlement of all claims submitted to the Arbitration Panel.

The undersigned has subscribed to this award on June 20, 2017.

Steven E. Cope, Esq.
Chair, Panel 1B
Fee Arbitration Commission