Firm's Ethics Policies Aren't Final Say, Higher-Up Testifies

By Cara Salvatore (June 17, 2022, 10:09 PM EDT) -- A former managing partner who supervised a Nelson Mullins lawyer accused of mishandling trusts was grilled in trial testimony played Friday on whether his office's lawyers felt compelled to follow the firm's written policies regarding conflicts reporting, engagement letters and more, and described those policies as "words on a page."

The testimony came in a lawsuit claiming that Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP lawyer Carl Rosen mishandled trust work for Dr. Steven Scott and his wife, former nurse Rebecca Scott, allowing their eldest son, Rob Scott, to reap $46 million from a trust against their wishes.

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