Writer Patricia Cornwell Wins $51M From Accounting Firm

Law360, Los Angeles (February 19, 2013, 7:27 PM EST) -- A Massachusetts federal jury on Tuesday awarded nearly $51 million to best-selling crime writer Patricia Cornwell and her neuroscientist partner Dr. Staci Gruber in their suit accusing accounting and business management firm Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP of mismanaging the couple’s finances.

The Tuesday verdict states the amount of actual damages suffered by the plaintiffs — which includes Cornwell’s company CEI Enterprises, Inc. — due to Anchin’s negligence at nearly $3.5 million; the amount of actual damages suffered due to a breach of fiduciary duty at...
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