Justices Snub Debt Atty's Appeal In Civil Contempt Fight

Law360, New York (January 13, 2014, 2:31 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it won’t hear the appeal of an attorney who argued civil contempt proceedings violate defendants' due process rights after he was ordered to pay a half-million dollars for flouting a Federal Trade Commission deal on his allegedly deceptive debt management business.

Randall L. Leshin petitioned the high court to take up his case as he and two debt management services companies he owned faced a $500,000 equitable disgorgement order as a sanction for his alleged violation of a 2008 consent...
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