Ex-Hearst Partner Says Verdict In Fraud Case Inconsistent

Law360, Los Angeles (October 15, 2013, 6:17 PM EDT) -- A former business partner of William R. Hearst II urged a California appeals court Tuesday to throw out a defense verdict in his suit alleging the Hearst Corp. heir illegally forced him out of a solar power company, saying the jury's findings were “inextricably inconsistent.”

Dennis Marini told a three-judge appellate panel that a California judge should have granted a new trial after the jury in December 2011 cleared Hearst, William Foster and Regenesis Power LLC of liability for fraud and breach of fiduciary duty but...
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