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Florida High Court Rejects Strems Bid to Dissolve Suspension; Contempt Petition Filed

A Florida attorney accused of causing great public harm through a “vast campaign of unprofessional, unethical, and fraudulent conduct,” by way of thousands of insurer lawsuits has lost his latest battle to overturn his suspension and now faces a petition for contempt over alleged violations of the order. 

The state’s high court rejected the request of Scot Strems to have his emergency suspension dissolved, accepting the recommendation of court-appointed referee Judge Dawn Denaro that it remain in place. Strems has been fighting allegations by The Florida Bar that he, with his firm, engaged in “mendacious, bad-faith conduct” and made false or fraudulent statements to other parties involved in suits, as well as the court.

News article: https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2020/09/02/581053.htm