Fla. Appeals Court Orders Hearing On Bid To DQ Akerman

Law360 (May 19, 2021, 4:17 PM EDT) -- Florida's Third District Court of Appeal on Wednesday ordered a trial court to hold an evidentiary hearing in a foreclosure matter after the defendant claimed his conversation about the case with his sister, a partner at the opposing party's counsel Akerman LLP, should disqualify the firm.

Defendants Joseph P. Klock Jr. and Susan M. Klock — both attorneys at Rasco Klock Perez & Nieto in Miami — had appealed an October order that denied their motions to disqualify Akerman from representing Citibank in the underlying foreclosure matter out of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court.

Joseph Klock, in particular, claimed he spoke about the...

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