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Update: disbarred asbestos lawyer



From the South Florida Daily Business Review, more grist for the critics of client compensation programs:

About 4,000 asbestos clients of disbarred attorney Louis Robles will have to find another way to recoup the $13.5 million their former lawyer stole from them after a federal judge threw out their claim against the Florida Bar. ... Robles, a mass torts attorney, was accused of stealing $800,000 from client trust funds and overcharging thousands of asbestos clients. He closed his two law centers and dumped boxes of files in a Miami warehouse. ... None of Robles' clients has received money from the Bar fund.

Michael covered an earlier stage of the story here.

 

 


Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy
rmangual@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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