A Philadelphia jury found last week that a family law attorney must return half of the $200,000 bonus a client claimed she was duped into paying after the attorney and his firm helped her secure nearly $5 million in a post-nuptial settlement.
In Schubert v. Shainberg, an eight-member jury awarded plaintiff Junko Schubert $100,000 on her breach of contract claim against Charles C. Shainberg of Shainberg & Viola of Philadelphia, but did not find the firm liable on that claim. The jury found for both defendants on the remaining claim, which alleged a breach of fiduciary duty, according to the docket.
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