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Written by attorney Joseph Arnold Corsmeier | Jun 1, 2018

Florida Supreme Court suspends two lawyers for conflicts of interest under “hot potato doctrine"

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert, which will discuss recent opinion of the Supreme Court of Florida suspending two Florida lawyers for 30 days for violating Bar Rules related to conflicts of interest under what is being called the “hot potato doctrine".

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The April 11, 2018 Supreme Court opinion is here: https://efactssc-public.flcourts.org/casedocuments/2016/1006/2016-1006_disposition_141625_d31a.pdf The underlying case is Patricia Young et al. vs. Norva Achenbauch, et al., Case No. SC12-988, and the March 27, 2014 opinion is here: http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/2014/sc12-988.pdf

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