11th Circ. Urged To Toss Suspended Atty's Challenge

Law360, New York (November 27, 2013, 8:46 PM EST) -- The Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday urged the Eleventh Circuit to affirm the dismissal of an attorney's challenge to his suspension, saying the federal appeals court didn't have jurisdiction to rule on the case.

In a brief filed with the Eleventh Circuit, the state high court said the federal district court had correctly declined jurisdiction and dismissed William Sumner Scott's suit against the Florida Supreme Court; the Florida Bar; and the referee in the case, Judge Norman S. Gerstein, challenging his three-year suspension.

The Florida Supreme...
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