HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A court has overturned a nearly $90,000 award for lawyer fees in an international child custody dispute between a Connecticut financier and a British television host.
The Connecticut Appellate Court ruled Monday in the custody case between Peter Rinfret (RIHN’-fray) and Melissa Porter.
Rinfret is chief executive of Boston-based telecommunications company Flyp Inc. Porter is known for hosting the BBC’s “To Buy or Not to Buy” and “Escape to the Country.”
A lower-court judge awarded Porter the attorney fees after Rinfret withdrew a child custody lawsuit the judge said was filed in “bad faith.” The appellate court overturned that ruling.
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Rinfret and Porter once lived together in Greenwich, Connecticut, and had a son in 2010. Porter now lives in London. Child custody proceedings remain pending in a British court.