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Barnes Relocation Case Sanctions Award Upheld, But Also Reduced

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on March 13, 2012 at 6:16 AM

Montgomery County Orphan’s Court Judge Stanley R. Ott, the presiding judge in the unsuccessful challenge to the Barnes Foundation’s move to Center City in Philadelphia has upheld his award of sanctions against the plaintiffs challenging the move. After a recent hearing, the judge awarded the Barnes $25,000 in attorneys' fees from the Friends of the Barnes, and a separate $15,000 form a lawyer who had filed a challenge in his own right.

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Topics: Montgomery County Orphan's Court, Charitable Foundations, The Art of the Steal, Philadelphia, Stanley Ott, attorneys' fees, Center City, Estate Planning, Barnes Foundation

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