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Fla. Judge's Atty Says Settlement Offer Was Not Extortion

Law360 (June 12, 2019, 10:44 PM EDT) -- An attorney facing extortion accusations from prominent Fort Lauderdale lawyer William Scherer wants those claims tossed, arguing that a simple settlement offer on behalf of his client, a Palm Beach judge, was met with an improper attempt to block the judge's access to the court.

In a motion to dismiss filed June 5 but made available Tuesday, Paul Turner of Perlman Bajandas Yevoli & Albright PL, who represents Judge Marni Bryson in her suit accusing Scherer of blackmail, said Scherer's lawsuit in Broward County circuit court was an improper attempt to deny the judge her constitutional right of access to the court by...

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