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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

Manhattan Institute


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