Stoel Rives Hit With $12.8M Jury Award In Malpractice Case

Law360, New York (June 28, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT) -- A Utah jury has hit Stoel Rives LLP and the chair of its national real estate and construction practice group with a $12.8 million award in a malpractice suit, finding they negligently mishandled a client's application to turn his ranch into a luxury residential community.

The June 21 verdict followed a 14-day trial of a suit David Bernolfo filed in April 2010 against Stoel Rives and partner Thomas Ellison, who had represented him in a development rights application for his 910 Cattle Ranch in Summit County,...
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