NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Veronica Atkins Mersentes and K. Alexis Mersentes today announced the successful resolution of all litigation between the couple and Mrs. Mersentes' former lawyer and former trustees.
A stipulation ending the litigation – Case No. 09-civ-00486 (LAP) – was filed today at U.S. District Court, Manhattan. The parties, as part of the global settlement, issued the following joint public statement, signed by counsel for Mrs. Atkins Mersentes and her husband and counsel for her former lawyer and former trustees:
"An apology set the stage for a global settlement of longstanding litigation between Veronica Atkins Mersentes and her former lawyer and former trustees.
"Mrs. Atkins Mersentes' former lawyer and former trustees delivered a heartfelt apology to Mrs. Atkins Mersentes and her husband K. Alexis Mersentes as part of a settlement filed in the United States District Court, Manhattan. The amount of the substantial settlement to Mrs. Atkins Mersentes and other terms, a clear victory for Mrs. Atkins Mersentes, are confidential by agreement of both sides.
"Mrs. Atkins Mersentes appreciated the apology, which came with best wishes for her and her husband's health and happiness."
After the settlement was filed, Denise Kalland, an attorney representing Mrs. Atkins Mersentes and her husband, commented: "Mrs. Atkins Mersentes and Mr. Mersentes are pleased that they were able to reach a favorable and amicable resolution that acknowledged their concerns. Mrs. Atkins Mersentes looks forward to devoting herself to Dr. Atkins' legacy, to her philanthropic goals and to her cherished relationship with her husband, Mr. Mersentes."
SOURCE Atty. Denise Kalland