Referee Says DQ'd Attys Violated Fla. Bar Rules

Law360, Miami (January 10, 2017, 10:43 PM EST) -- A referee on Monday concluded that two attorneys who represented a group of flight attendants who had been part of a $300 million class settlement with tobacco companies violated Florida Bar rules when they worked on a suit against a medical research institute created as part of the tobacco deal, but advised that they should not be suspended.

Judge Michael Allen Hanzman, who was appointed by the Florida Supreme Court as a referee in the case, said that though Steven Hunter of Hunter Williams & Lynch...
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