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Date: 06-18-2005

Case Style: Cadle Company, et al. v. Flanagan, et al.

Case Number: 3:01-cv-00531-AVC

Judge: Alfred V. Covello

Court: United States District Court for the District of Connecticut

Plaintiff's Attorney:

Edward C. Taiman, Jr. of Sabia & Hartley, LL, Hartford, Connecticut and F. Dean Armstrong, Armstrong Law Firm, Flossmoor, Illinois

Defendant's Attorney:

Todd R. Bainer, Cooney & Bainer, P.C., Bramford, Connecticut and Mary Anne Charron of Gordon, Muir & Foley, Hartford, Connecticut for Todd R Bainer LLC

Amber J. Branciforte of Nuzzo & Roberts, Cheshire, Connecticut for Karen T. Gerber

Bradley K. Cooney, Madison, Connecticut and Barbara L. Cox and William F. Gallagher of The Gallagher Law Firm, New Haven, Connecticut for Thompson & Peck, Inc.

Roger J. Frechette, Frechette & Frechette, New Haven, Connectict

David G. Hill of Halloran & Sage, Hartford, Connecticut and Robert G. Skelton of the Law Office Of Robert G. Skelton, Fairfield, Connecticut for Fasano & Ippolito and Leonard A. Fasano


The Cadle Company sued Charles A. Flanagan and others on a RICO theory claiming that they conspired to prevent Cadle from collecting money due it from Charles Flanagan, a North Haven developer. Flanagan eventually paid Cadle, but Cadle sued Leonard Fasano and others claiming that they helping Flanagan conceal assets from his creditors. Plaintiff also claimed that the defendants violated the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.

Outcome: The jury found Fasano, an attorney, liable for $500,000 in attorney fees after determining there was compelling evidence he had helped conceal a client's assets from a collection agency.

Plaintiff's Experts: Unknown

Defendant's Experts: Unknown

Comments: None

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