DQ'd Lawyers Must Pay PNC's Atty Fees In Foreclosure Fight

Law360 (July 12, 2019, 4:20 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge has ordered two attorneys who were disqualified from representing homeowners in a foreclosure dispute to pay legal fees and costs to PNC Bank, after the lawyers used privileged information in an amended complaint they filed in the case.

U.S. District Judge Gregory A. Presnell ordered attorneys Darren Newhart and J. Dennis Card Jr. of Consumer Law Organization PA to pay $42,767 to PNC, an amount that mushroomed from the bank's original bid for $16,892 in fees and costs after the lawyers fought the legitimacy of the number of hours billed, according to Thursday's order.

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