Debt Atty Says Contempt Orders Need High Court Clarity

Law360, New York (September 13, 2013, 7:29 PM EDT) -- A Florida attorney ordered to pay a half million dollars for flouting a Federal Trade Commission deal on his allegedly deceptive debt management business has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to take up his case, arguing civil contempt proceedings deny the accused their due process rights.

Randall L. Leshin and his debt management services company were facing a $500,000 equitable disgorgement order as a sanction for his alleged violation of a 2008 consent agreement with the FTC, and the equitable remedy was eventually converted into a...
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