California Regional Contractors and Ames v. Edwards

United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of California – court trial, three days (for plaintiff), June 1992.  Representation – plaintiff sole shareholder and plaintiff corporation. Adversary complaint against bankrupt debtor seeking judgment for fraud and emotional distress for acts committed by debtor operating under power of attorney granted him by plaintiff while plaintiff was in alcohol rehabilitation. Demand $25,000 non-dischargeable judgment. Offer – $0. Verdict:  $88,000 to corporation for defalcations committed against its accounts and for unpaid taxes; $38,000 to plaintiff sole shareholder for intentional infliction of emotional distress. Both judgments declared non-dischargeable in bankruptcy.