Jury Awards $1.65M To Former Heins Mills Attorney

Law360, New York (June 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Minnesota jury has awarded $1.65 million to a former Heins Mills & Olson Plc attorney who claimed the firm did not give him a big enough slice of the $103 million in legal fees amassed from the settlement of a securities class action against AOL Time Warner Inc.

After an eight-day trial in a Hennepin County trial court, the jury found Wednesday that the firm, along with its two co-founders, committed misrepresentation by omission but did not commit fraud by misrepresentation.

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