Fla. Appeals Court Reverses Scientology's Win Against Atty

Law360, Miami (March 2, 2016, 8:49 PM EST) -- A Florida appeals court ruled Wednesday that a trial court did not automatically retain jurisdiction over a settlement between the Church of Scientology and an attorney after the case was dismissed, and said the church would have to file a new suit seeking to enforce the deal.

Florida's Second District Court of Appeal said the trial court did not have jurisdiction to entertain the Church of Scientology's motion to enforce a settlement with attorney Ken Dandar of Dandar & Dandar PA, who had filed a wrongful death suit on behalf of a member who died under the church's care.

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