On July 23, 2015, after a three-week jury trial in federal court in Maine, a 10-person jury unanimously returned a verdict in favor of Hearts with Haiti and Michael Geilenfeld. The verdict was against a man named Paul Kendrick, who was brought to court to answer charges of defamation and wrongful interference, covering the years spanning 2011 to the present time, when Mr. Kendrick made continuously wrongful and untrue accusations against Michael Geilenfeld, Hearts with Haiti, and our supporters.
After hearing all the evidence, the jury unanimously decided in favor of Hearts with Haiti and Michael Geilenfeld, awarding damages for injury to reputation and fundraising losses.
Hearts with Haiti is pleased that justice has been finally reached in this matter and look forward to continuing to focus our full energy on the ministries in Haiti that we support.
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