Neubert, Pepe & Monteith Obtains Favorable Results for Architect, Attorney and Accountant Clients
by Kevin M. Godbout and Deborah Monteith NeubertJune 14, 2016
Attorneys Kevin Godbout and Deborah Monteith Neubert received an American Arbitration Association Arbitration Award in favor of an architect client. The principal claim was for $1,000,000 in design related defects concerning a commercial recreational facility open to the public. The case was tried over more than 10 hearing days on the record. The Arbitrator found for the architect on all design and professional services related claims. (Claimants were awarded a low dollar amount for a matter separate from the quality and sufficiency of the architect’s work on the project.) The Arbitration Award was confirmed by the Superior Court over the objection of the owner/design builder claimants.
Kevin Godbout obtained a summary judgment dismissal of all claims against attorney clients based upon the absolute immunity doctrine in a Connecticut Superior Court case. The claims arose from our clients’ involvement in litigation proceedings.
Attorney Godbout also recently obtained the dismissal of all claims against an accountant client in a complaint filed against the client with the Connecticut State Board of Accountancy. The Board had considered charges of, among other things, failure to return client records, failure to maintain confidentiality of client information, engaging in actions reflecting adversely on the profession of public accountancy and negligence in the filing of tax returns. The entire complaint was dismissed.