Cedeño and his law company must be presumed responsible for sexual assault/battery, dereliction of fiduciary duty, disobediences of Judiciary Law 487, intentional infliction of psychological and mental distress, and loss of consortium, and be required to spend for commensurate outright and countervailing damages.
Cedeño, a relied on fiduciary when it concerned a lot of these sort of concerns, highlighted his potential to get helpful outcomes for Atesa. Cedeño used particularly personal private details and facts discovered in the frame of reference of the attorney-client relationship, not to promote Atesa’s legitimate interests however in an ultimately successful effort to develop a sexual relationship together with Atesa.
The sexual hostility, the intentional hold-ups which came prior to it, and the precise hindrance with Anthony’s and Atesa’s initiatives to resolve have triggered the Litigants to suffer enormous nostalgic and financial damages. Undoubtedly, Cedeño’s constant toying with his client, and his mission to develop a sexual relationship with her, make apparent that he placed his individual private passions in front of those of his at threat customer, a breach of his fiduciary responsibilities.
To even further this objective Cedeño stalled the proceedings, lying to the courthouse and to the celebrations while doing so. He utilized the obstructions he wrongfully produced in order to get closer directly to Atesa. And Cedeño’s endeavours to further a sensual partnership with Atesa just increased after Cedeño discovered that the Litigants were trying to fix up.
Cedeño never established, and given his function and the intrinsic power imbalance in the relationship could never develop, a consensual sexual relationship with Atesa. And remarkably, instead Cedeño sexually assaulted Atesa.
Atesa employed Cedeño to represent her in a divorce proceeding opposing Anthony at an amount of time when Atesa was especially insecure, both mentally and financially. She dealt with, inter alia, a pending divorce proceeding, potential loss of child custody, a criminal matter originating from a current detention for attack in regarding to the divorce case, and a then-ongoing A/C probe that threatened her relationship with the kid.