“Why isn’t this Elder Abuse? I’m glad you called the police”, said the Judge from the Bench, after a real estate agent got a woman with dementia to sign over her $230,000.00 house to her son for only $60,000.00. This was an important enough ruling to make the Metro Jury Verdicts publication.
Byrd & Byrd was successful in returning a home to an elderly woman with diminished capacity. As reported in the March 2019 issue of DC Metro Verdict Search, Byrd & Byrd trial attorneys Timothy Leahy and Patricia Cleary urged the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County to return Waltraut Ciccone’s home to her estate after she was approached by a real estate agent who befriended her and then arranged for her son to purchase the $230,000 home from Ms. Ciccone for $60,000. In addition, the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County jury’s verdict ordered the defendant’s to pay the sum of $25,000 subject to an accounting for legitimate expenses.