Now that Florida has a new Attorney General, the question everyone is asking is just how aggressively will she pursue the investigation? I believe she will move even more aggressively than former Attorney General Bill McCollum…I don’t believe she has any choice but to move even more aggressively.
In support of this argument, I invite you all to consider all that we’ve learned just since the investigations were announced just a few short months ago. Think of all the details that have emerged in the national and even international press. Consider the details contained within the deposition transcripts….There really is no turning back.
Attached below is a transcript from a hearing that was recently held in Broward County. Stern’s defenders were arguing (presumably with a straight face) that the Florida Attorney General did not have the authority of jurisdiction to investigate the law firm. The AG’s attorneys and investigators responded by providing details of the hundreds of complaints investigators had been receiving from all across the state.
Read the transcript carefully and consider the case the Florida Attorney General has already built against these firms.