Lawyer in Scientology case is stuck between state and federal judges - 2010-09-01

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F7.png Lawyer in Scientology case is stuck between state and federal judges September 1, 2010, Craig Pittman, Tampa Bay Times

The church's attorneys objected that Dandar violated his agreement. Senior Circuit Judge Robert Beach agreed and in June 2009 ordered Dandar to withdraw from the new case.

Dandar resisted for some time, even asking the Florida Supreme Court to review the case. Finally, though, four months ago Dandar filed a motion to withdraw from the federal lawsuit.

But on April 12, U.S. District Judge Steven Merryday told him he cannot get out of it. The reason: No other attorney wants to take on Scientology. Two days later, records show, Beach found Dandar in willful contempt of court.

So Dandar is stuck between a state judge telling him to leave Scientology alone and a federal judge telling him he can't. And, according to federal court records, he has been fined $50,000 plus $1,000 a day by the state court until he withdraws from the federal case.

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{{cite news | first = Craig | last = Pittman | author2 = Krueger, Curtis | title = Lawyer in Scientology case is stuck between state and federal judges | url = http://www.tampabay.com/news/article1118849.ece | work = Tampa Bay Times | date = September 1, 2010 | accessdate = January 14, 2017 }}