Yale v. Bowne

After a jury found that defendant, an attorney, had breached the standard of care in failing to properly implement plaintiff's express instruction to maintain her assets as her separate property in the trust document which defendant prepared for her and her then husband, the parties both found error in the jury's monetary award and in the trial court's denial of plaintiff's motion for prejudgment interest. The court concluded that the trial court correctly gave the comparative fault instruction requested by defendant and that substantial evidence supported the jury's award of $260,000 in damages (to be reduced under the jury's comparative fault determination); the award for investment losses claimed by plaintiff was not supported by substantial evidence; and plaintiff was not entitled to prejudgment interest. View "Yale v. Bowne" on Justia Law