After more than 10 years of litigation, some 60 depositions, 11 counterclaims, around 900 docket entries and a three-week trial, a jury decided that a Manhattan hedge fund must pay two former portfolio managers $46 million for breaching verbal compensation agreements made in the days when hedge funds flew high.
The jury’s awards—$21.4 million to former Touradji Capital Management portfolio manager Gentry Beach and $24.3 million to former Touradji portfolio manager Robert Vollero Jr.—will balloon to a nearly $91 million total payout because of 9% yearly interest to be added to compensation that was earned from 2005 to 2008.
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