Fla. Atty Can't Duck Claims He Aided Client's Ponzi Scheme

Law360, Miami (September 10, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT) -- A Florida state judge said Tuesday that a lawsuit accusing a Miami lawyer of helping a businessman perpetrate a Ponzi scheme failed to clearly state its allegations, but she refused to dismiss it, saying the case may have a valid cause of action if the claims are true.

Circuit Judge Lisa S. Walsh granted the plaintiff, jilted investor Kent D. Smith, 20 days to clarify his claims that Miami attorney Jeffrey Tew and his firm, Tew Cardenas LLP, helped their client Stephen Tashman set up and...
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