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Successful Representation of Managing General Partner in Complex Partnership Dispute

Successfully represented the managing general partner of a substantial real estate partnership in five interrelated cases involving claims of breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and other claims.  In a unanimous decision, the Connecticut Supreme Court in the matter of Ackerman v. Sobol Family Partnership, LLP, 298 Conn. 495 (2010) affirmed the trial Court's decision summarily enforcing an oral settlement negotiated by counsel for the parties on the eve of trail based on the apparent authority of plaintiff's attorney to bind the plaintiffs to a settlement agreement.  The ruling substantially clarified the authority, duties and obligations of Connecticut counsel in negotiating settlements and determined that there is no right to a jury trial in a summary enforcement hearing.


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