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Jury awards $2M to businessman who sued ex for slander

Verdicts & Settlements

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly

July 6, 2016

North Carolina Lawyers Weekly reported on a recent $2 million award in a slander trial, in which Dan Boyce represented a prominent businessman in the suit brought against his ex-wife. 

The jury found that Candace Khashman had slandered Sam Khashman, President & CEO of Charlotte-based Technology Partners, Inc. The $2 million damages award included $1.2 million in punitive damages, $600,000 presumed and $200,000 in actual damages.


An excerpt:

In a PowerPoint presentation he used during his closing, Boyce projected a quote from English Bishop Joseph Hall onto a screen, telling the jury: “A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired, but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was.”


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R. Daniel "Dan" Boyce is a civil and criminal trial attorney with more than three decades of experience representing clients in a number of civil, criminal and regulatory matters across a broad spectrum of industries.  He is Board Certified as a specialist in state and federal criminal law by the North Carolina State Board of Legal Specialization.