Patricia Cornwell First Circuit Decision

Jul 19, 2016, 14:07 ET from The office of Patricia Cornwell.

BOSTON, July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

In February of 2013, following a six-week trial, a federal jury in Boston awarded Patricia Cornwell and Dr. Staci Gruber $51 million, in their breach of fiduciary duty lawsuit against their former business managers Anchin Block & Anchin and Evan Snapper. More than a year later, the trial judge set aside the jury's findings and entered judgment for Anchin and Snapper on the basis of legal arguments raised after the trial. Today, the United States Court of Appeals reinstated Cornwell's breach of fiduciary duty and equitable forfeiture claims, reversing the trial court's post-trial findings and remanding for further proceedings.

Cornwell reacted upon learning of the decision, "We are deeply gratified by the decision of the federal appellate court in recognizing the importance of the jury's unanimous voice in finding that our business managers had violated our rights and caused us harm. These reinstated issues were the very heart of our case, and we could not be more pleased. We look forward to presenting our case again with the legal principles now clearly defined."

SOURCE The office of Patricia Cornwell.