Cumberland County Jury Finds in Favor of Redman 

A Cumberland County jury has returned a $7.3 Million emotional distress verdict in favor of a businessman who contends he was double-crossed by a law firm he hired to represent his interests.Peter Redman of Old Orchard Beach claimed Bernstein Shur of Portland worked against his interests in a dispute with his brother over control of Northern Mattress and Furniture Company, which has since gone out of business. Redman was banned from the family business’s Fairfield headquarters over a sexual harassment claim…which he says was made up by his brother to allow him to take control of the business.Redman’s lawyer says Bernstein Shur failed to investigate and defend him against the accusations. Bernstein Shur says the jury’s decision will be appealed.