On April 4th, 2013, a Redwood City jury unanimously awarded $220,250 in general and punitive damages against San Carlos general contractor and real estate developer Ronald Grove. The jury of seven women and five men awarded the damages to former Pete’s Harbor resident Kenneth Benner as a result of a failed real estate deal in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico that he invested in with Grove. The jury found that Grove defrauded Benner and breached his fiduciary duties in the investment partnership. After two days of trial, the jury reached its verdict within an hour. Mr. Benner was represented by David Draper of Terra Law LLP in San Jose. Mr. Grove was represented by Michael McCraken of Redwood City.
The case is Kenneth Benner v. Ronald Grove, California Superior Court, San Mateo County Number CIV 509402