Gaslowitz Frankel won a jury verdict of nearly $2 million dollars, (including interest and and the return of attorney’s fees incurred by the Trust in defending the claim) in favor of their clients, members of the Candler family, after a six day jury trial in Fulton County, Georgia. The case involved claims for breach of fiduciary duties brought by Gaslowitz Frankel on behalf of the Plaintiffs, the grandchildren of Charles Howard “Buddy” Candler, III, against Defendant Reliance Trust Company as Trustee of the Claire Clement Candler Revocable Trust, Marital Trust “B.” Specifically, the Plaintiffs claimed that Reliance Trust Company authorized improper encroachments on the trust to the the detriment of the grandchildren, who are the remainder beneficiaries of the trust. After a short deliberation, the jury returned its verdict in favor of the Plaintiffs in the amount of nearly $2 million. The case was tried by Craig Frankel with the assistance of Brian Deutsch.
The verdict was featured in an article by Greg Land in the Fulton County Daily Report.