After Initial Nix by One County Court, Fla. AG Wins Subpoena for Law Firm Docs From Another
Slapped down by a Palm Beach County Circuit Court judge when he tried to subpoena documents from one “foreclosure mill” law firm, Florida’s attorney general has tried again in Broward County concerning another such law firm and won the ruling he sought.
Attorney Jeffrey Tew, who represents David Stern and Law Offices of David Stern in Plantation, says his client plans to appeal the apparently conflicting decision, South Florida Business Journal.
The latest decision, by Broward Circuit Judge Eileen O’Connor,finds that AG Bill McCollum is authorized by the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act to subpoena the law firm’s documents, notes the Daily Business Review.
The earlier ruling, by Palm Beach Circuit Judge Jack Cox, found that McCollum had no such power to subpoena a different law firm’s documents under the same state statute.
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