Mystery writer Patricia Cornwell, who was once a police reporter in Charlotte, won $50.9 million in a federal lawsuit in Boston on Tuesday.
Cornwell had sued financial management company Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP, claiming the firm and its former principal were negligent in handling Cornwells finances. The lawsuit alleged the principal and his colleagues personally benefited from their dealings with Cornwell, and cost her and her company tens of millions of dollars.
Jury foreman John Martus said, I think at the end of the day we came to fair decision. And hopefully Anchin learns from this. If you are performing on someone elses behalf, you have a responsibility towards them.
Cornwell is the author of the Kay Scarpetta novels.
Read the Boston Globe story here.