11th Circuit Rescues Fla. Lawyer Caught in Conflicting Rulings, Says He Must Quit Scientology Case - 2011-07-11

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F20.png 11th Circuit Rescues Fla. Lawyer Caught in Conflicting Rulings, Says He Must Quit Scientology Case July 11, 2011, Martha Neil, ABA Journal

But Ken Dandar sued the church again in 2009, leading to an uncomfortable situation: A state court judge told Dandar he had to withdraw as counsel in the federal wrongful death case against the church and threatened to hit him with hefty monetary penalties if he didn't. Meanwhile, the federal judge in the case said he couldn't withdraw, as detailed in an earlier ABAJournal.com post.

Now a federal appeals court has gotten Dandar out of the jam, holding that U.S. District Judge Steven Merryday lacked the power to countermand the order by Pinellas Circuit Judge Robert Beach that Dandar must step down, the St. Petersburg Times reported.


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