Stone v. Margot Stone Bowen, et al., No. 2:2017cv14050 - Document 53 (S.D. Fla. 2017)

Court Description: ORDER granting 24 Motion to Disqualify Counsel. Signed by Magistrate Judge James M. Hopkins on 7/14/2017. (ckr)
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Stone v. Margot Stone Bowen, et al. Doc. 53 UN I TED STA TES DI STR I CO UR T CT SO UTHERN DISTR I T O F FLORI A C D CA SE N O .I7-I 4OSO- V - O SEN BER G/ PK W S CI R HO BAR BA R A B.STON E, Pl ntf , ai if VS. M A RG OT STON E BO W EN a M A RK BOW EN , nd I vi l a a Co- us e s oft ndi dualy nd s Tr t e he Davi M .St Tr tda ed Febr r l 1 d one us t ua y 4, 996,a a e d, s m nde Def endant s. ORDER GR ANTI DEFENDANTS'M OTI TO DI NG ON SOUALI COUNSEL ( 24) FY DE T H I CA USE i bef e t s Cour upon t D i ti tCour ' Or Re eni D e e nts S s or hi t he s rc ts der f ng f nda ' M oton t Diqualf Couns ,( 24) f a o it diposton.( 44) Pli iffld a i o s iy el DE , or pprprae s ii DE . antf ie Res e ( 33) a Dee nttld a Re y,( 3 .Thi Coul hel a e de ir pons, DE , nd fnda ie pl DE 4) s ' d n vi ntay t heai on Deenda s M oton on J 28,201 ( 49) Thi mat i rpef t sCour' rng f nt' i une 7. 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(ç dCooksy',algi t t tr has ouns l he im d e nnel A. t Goul e ' le ng hat he im ) acontitofi ers due t iseale rpr entton ofMr Stne.( 24 at1.Thee i no lc nt e t o t rir e es ai . o DE ) r s 1The Page num ber r ert t e desgnat i t docum entheader f s ef o hos i ed n he he op rghtofeach page. i , ound att t 2The Cour s equenty deni Pl ntf M oton t Rem and. ( 43) t ubs l ed ai ips i o DE . Page 1 of 1 2 Dockets.Justia.com maeildiag e me ont r e ntundel ngfds ( 33a 2) tra s r e nt he elva ryi a .DE t . FIND IN G S O F FA CT Bef e t r 200l m a rag M s. a M r. St or hei r i e, nd one e ut a Ant nupt a A g ee en xec ed n e il r m t (t tnupta' .DE 14 a 2) ( 12 a 1 35) Durngt neg ito oft Antnupta,M s t e il' ( - t . DE - t 7- . i he otain he e il . An ) , a Mr St wee rpr e e by spaae lga c e :Todd Femel (û .Fe el',of nd . one r e esntd e rt e l ounsl l lû Mr mAl' l Goul Cooksy,f M s St a Ro r Le s(i r Le s',ofSc e ,Roc & Zwine, d e or . one nd bet wi ( . wi' M ) huytr he, r r P. , o M r S o e ( 2 a 4 .( 3 a 3 . r Le sltr on d tefr o Ch p n a d C.f r . t n . DE 4 t ) DE 3 t ) M . wi ae j ie h im f a ma n , Cute LLP (k pma Cute '.( 33 a 3) TheAnt ildittd t ti t e ntM s lr icha n lr' DE ) t . enupta cae ha n he ve . St s vi d M r St by a l a tt r y da ,M r St woul c e t a tus e f c i t da e one ur ve . one t e s hi t ys . one d r a e r t f e tve he t ofhi de t ( 12 a 24) The Antnupta f t rlsed t be ft t bepr vi d t M s s ah. DE - t . e il urhe it he neis o o de o . St by ûBaba a' Tr t' ( 1- a 24- .The rlva pori oft Ant ptalwee one t r r s us.3 DE 2 t 30) ' ee nt tons he enu i r i or ae it t Tr t( 14a 4)( 33a 4) ne portd no he us DE - t DE t . The diput i t s c e e e son t pr son i tuc i t tuse t pa M s St s e n hi as entr he ovi i nsr tng he r t e o y . one t geae of ( )t ne i omeoft M aia Tr t or( a pece ag oft val oft he r tr : l he t nc he rtl us; 2) r nt e he ue he prnc pa oft M art lTr t û l ng t prnci r s de e and gol m e be s p as oc a ed i i l he ia us , û udi he i pal e i nc exc f m r hi s i t wiht prncpalr i e.'DE 12a 25) TheAnt i f t rsaest ti t eve Ms t he i i esdenc '( - t . enuptal urhe tt ha,n he nt . St i tuds t t usee t s l t pr nc pa r i nce a s e pr e not i t d i one nsr he r t o e l he i i l es de , ny al oce ds nves e n a he r i ilpr ry ûs lbe a nitr asa ase ofBaba a' Tr t'( 1- a not r esdenta ope t thal dmi seed n s t r r s us. DE 2 t ' 28) Thepa te dia e overwha i mea t ad nitrt es l pr e asa a stoft . ris s gre t t ns o mi se hos ae oc eds n se he t us . Spec f c ly,t pa tes di ag ee ove w he he t e pr e r t ii a l he r i s r r t r hos oc eds s d be i ude i t houl ncl d n he val of t pr nci of t M ar t Tr t f pur ue he i pal he ial us or poses of det m i ng M s. St s di ti i er ni one' s rbuton. Pl i i f a s t t tt e pr ee s d be i uded w hie D e e ntC o-r us ee a g t t a ntf s ers ha hos oc ds houl ncl l f nda -r t s r ue ha 3TheAnt enuptalr er t ûBar a' Tr t'w hi i t s east M art Tr tesabls undert i ef s o û bar s us, ' ch s he am he ial us t ihed he Da dM . on Tr ta d a t c ne o t edip t i t sc s . DE 33a 3) vi St e us n t he e tr f h s u e n hi a e ( t . Page 2 of 12 t ef s d be e ude ( 14 a 7) ( 7 a 2- .Thi dia ee hos unds houl xcl d. DE - t , DE t 3) s s gr mentca t lght . me o i a t M s St die t t s e of t prncpalr i nc a di not i t c t t t s e fer . one r c ed he al he i i esde e nd d nsnlt ha he al pr e be r-nvetd i anot rsde i pr t ( 14 a 7) The pr ry s d on oce ds ei se n her e i ntal opery. DE - t . ope t ol J nuar 1 201 ( 24a 7) a y 7, 7. DE t . TheTr ta a1r lva a nd nt weedrfe byCha n Cute .( 24a 4,7, us nd 1 ee nt me me s r a td pma lr DE t 11;( 33 a 3 n. 4) l d,Dee nt a kno e t tCha n Cute aced asMr ) DE t 2, . ndee fnda s c wldge ha pma lr t . St sett plnni c e f mos ofhi lf ( 24 a 3) Ho ve ,boh pa tesa e one' sae a ng ouns l or t s ie. DE t . we r t ri gre t tf a oxi t y e g m ont i 2011 Goul Cooks y,a s ii ly M r Fe l, ac ed ha or ppr ma el i ht hs n , d e nd pec fcal . nne l t as Mr St s e tt pl ng couns l ( 24 a 5) ( 33- a 3- .Mr St i tal . one' sae anni e. DE t . DE 1 t 4) . one niily , utlze Goul Cooks y al i Cha a Cuter H o eve , i J ii d d e ongs de pm n l . w r n une of 20l1 M r. St one , i or e Cha a Cut e t t G oul Coo ey w oul t ke ove a M r St s es at pl ng nf m d pm n l r ha d ks d a r s . one' t e anni c e.( 26- a 2)( te fom M r Le sofCha n Cute t M r Fe lofGoul ouns l DE 1 t Letr r . wi pma lr o . nnel d Cooks y,da e J 20,201l s a i t i was M r Le i 'Su r t ng t tyo w ilnow e t d une , t tng hat t . w s t nde sandi ha u l r pr s nt D a i c e ee ve n onne ton w ih hi es a e pl nni a w e w il no l r have a ci t s t t a ng, nd l onge ny rs e ponsbiiy i t t r r ' i c tng t t M r St s û i nales a e pl nni doc en s ' i lt n ha ega d'; ndi a i ha . one' t gi or t t a ng um t ' wee e l ed .M r Fe l a Go d Cooks y rpr e td M 1 St i t tca ct untl r ncos ) . nnel nd ul e e es ne ' one n ha pa iy i . Ocoberof2011 ( 33- a 4) Ar t . DE 1 t . oundt ttme M r St rt ha i , . one eunwdt Cha n Culrf hi o pma te or s e tt plnni ( 24 a 7) Cha n Cul ma f t ra ndme st t Tr tbef eM r sae a ng. DE t . pma ter de urhe me nt o he us or . S o esd ah, ih a j se t pec na ed et M s S o eb tdd n toh r s c a g te t n ' e t whc du td he re t g u o . t n u i o te wie h n e h s tnceoft pr sonsatis ( 33a 4) ubsa he ovii sue.DE t . A NA L YSIS D ef endant argue t tt s r es aton ofM r.St i di s ha hi epr ent i one s squalf ng, as G oul Cooks iyi d ey te rd l la c t g .St on t e c matr a is i t sltgai 'a i now û ndee ega dvie o Mr one) he xa t te s t sue n hi ii ton' nd s r Page 3 of 12 a tng adve s t M r St si e e t by s ng t D e e nt i t i ca iy as Co- r t s ci r e o . one' nt r s s ui he f nda s n he r pac t - us ee . r ( 24 a 12) Alhough Pli if a knowl s t tMr St i a f mercle ,Pl ntf DE t - . t antf c edge ha . one s or int ai if srnuo l diputst tdiqualfc ton i war ntd,a gui t t ( )Goul Cooks i no te usy s e ha s iiai s ra e r ng ha : 1 d ey s t maeral a s t t i eessofM r St ( t sltgai i no s tntaly r ae t t ily dvere o he ntr t . one; 2) hi ii ton s t ubsa i l eltd o Goul Cooks y' pa trpr entton ofMr St a ()a c lc ha be n wave et r d e s s e es ai . one; nd 3 ny onfit s e i d, ihe tr ug Mr S o e sif r d c n e to be a eDee a t fie t tmey o j c t Go d h o h . t n ' n o me o s n r c us fnd n s ald o i l b e t o ul Cooks y' r pr e ai ofPl ntf.( 33) e s e esntton ai if DE . M ERITS d o i ns t di qualf a e g r d by t o s ce ofa hort ' t d oc lr e of t t t o o s iy r ove ne M w our s ut iy,' he d a ul s he l c ti whih t y a a ' and tf de alc mon lw a He r our n c he ppe r' 'e r om a ' r mann v.Gute Guar I . 1 F. ' tr J nc , 99 App' 745,752 ( 1h Ci.2006) tf a dititco tba e isdiqualfc ton or r on a x 1t r .dl src ur s s t s iiai de n alegai ofa e hi lvi a i 't c tû us cla l i ntf a s ii Rul ofPr f sona l ton n t ea olton,' he our s t e ry de iy pee fc e m o es i l Conduc whih i a iabl t t r e ntj idito a mus concude t tt at ne t c s pplc e o he elva urs cin nd t l ha he tor y vi a e t t r e.' f Ator ol t d ha ul ' J. t neys i t Sout r Di t i t of Fl i a e gover d i t r n he he n s rc or da r ne n hei pr e sona conduc by t Rul Re ai t Fl i Ba . e S. Fl Loc Rul 111c. ofs i l t he es gultng he orda r Se D. a. al e .() Hee,t r lva ehialr ei Rul 4- . 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( . gultng a r 19 b) Page 4 of 12 The pa t m ovi t di qua iy f r e c ry ng o s lf o m r ouns lon t ba i ofa co lc ofi e es bea s e he s s nfi t nt r t r t bur he den of pr ng t gr ovi he ounds f di qua ii a i Se D unc v M erril Lynch, Pi or s lfc ton. e an . l erce, Fenner, t Smih, i f t 646F. 1 20,1 ( h Ci. une 1 1 1. l or e t succeed on a m oton 2d 0 028 5t r J , 98 )4 n d r o f diqualfc ton on t ba i ofa c lc ofi e es,t pa t s ki diqualfc ton m us or s ii a i he s s onfit nt r t he ry ee ng s ii ai t fr ts is how Che e se e ofa prorat ne cle r ltons p.'Se Fe k v O ne W at Pl t xit nc t i tor y/ i nt ea i hi ' e ni er ace, . N o. 3: 06CV 51 RV/ T, 4/ EM a t ne e i nt r a i hi i e t i he t e i a ir t bl pr um pton t m e be s of tor y- le el tons p s s abls d, her s n r ebuta e es i he m r t fn' ha obt i d c i nta know l he i n ve a ne onf de i l edge f om t r a i hi .'M ate t Out r he el tons p ' tr ? / doorPr od. Cbcz,1 B. 645,648 ( nkr M . Fl 1 .Sec t movan mus s t tdhe 83 R. -49 Ba . D. a. 995) ond,he t t how ha t t mater i whih t 1 tr gs s e nty rpr s ti t i ee t adves t t t n c he aw im ij ubs que l e een lngl he ntrs re o he f me cin gl t s me o s tntaly r ae t t matr i whih i r e e ed t or r le t is he a r ubsa i l eltd o he te n c t eprs nt he f erclent.'Unied St es Com m odiy Fut orm i ' t at t ures Tradi Com m ' v H unt W i Com modii , ng n er se tes . LLC,No.1 81 1ICV,201 W L 1 2- 3 3 2082739,a *4( D. a Se . 20l . t S. Fl. pt6, 3) A tor v Cle Rel tons p t ne i nt a i hi Pl ntf e ede t tM r Fe la G o d Cooks y ha a a t r y clen r a i hi ai i f one s ha . nnel nd ul e d n t o ne i t el tons p wih Mr Stne ( 33 a 11 .M r Stnewast Tr teoft Tr td i hi lf i l ng t . o . DE t ) . o he use he us urng s ie, ncudi durng t pe i whe e he w asa Goul Cooks y c i nt ( 24a 15n. . ul Cooksy doe i he r od r d e le . DE t 9) Go d e s notas e tt tis r pr en a i w a lm ie i s s r ha t e es t ton s i t d n eope s t tt tr di notr pr e M r St o ha he i m d e es nt . one i hi capaciy as Tr ee.l t s case, Pl i if has s d D e enda s no onl i vi ly, bu n s t ust n hi a ntf ue f nt t y ndi dua l t as asCo- usee q -heDavi M St Tr t ( 1.ûW l n agrnt who i as atuse lo Tr t s /t d one us. DE ) l he g a or s lo r te i an a t ne s f m e c i nt a s e s tus ee i a s a f m e c i nt' See D ani Ebner D oes s tor y' or r le , ucc s or r t s l o or r le . ' el , teDl t No Ac Ma e il Ad es t tel tr sso Fo me T u t d Esa e Cle ti a h t o t t tra l v re o h ne e t fa r r r ss r tts in n @ y 4A l decii oft f m erFit Cicui handed down bef e Sept m ber30, 1 ar bi ng pr l sons he or fh r t or e 981 e ndi ecedent i teElve t Cic t Se Bo rv Ci o ih d, F. 1 6,1 09( 1hCi.1 )(n b nc . n h e n h r ui. e nne . t fprc ar 66l 2d 20 2 1 t r 981 e a ) y Page 5 of 12 Subsantal Reat d M ate Sur i t Clents De h/,ABA Seci ofRe l Pr ry & t il l e y tr vve he i ' at ton a ope t Esae La e po t(une 20l1,a ia e a htpsrtt w Re r J ) valbl t t / / .meia ror cont tda a a rc nba . g/ en/ e bi publc tonsr e er por/ 1 201l a r t e epol o3 t ebne . hc c m . . i a i /pt e tzol / ba p e r e raut he kda pdf - - - Thus , D e e ntCo- us e s and i t s s ofM r St asG oul Cooks y' f m e c i nt f nda Tr t es t n he hoe . one d e s or r le . M at i Adver t eral siy G oul Cooks y a d e cknow l dg t ti i a tng a r e t D e e nt , t a s r s t t s e es ha t s c i dve s o f nda s bu s e t hat hi doe note aci a re t M r St si erss.( 33 a 1 .Havi etbls d t t s qual tng dve s o . one' nt e t DE t 2) ng sa ihe ha D e e nt Co- us e s a i t s s of M r St a f m e c i nt i i c ea t t Goul f nda Tr t es t nd n he hoe . one s or r le , t s l r ha d Cooks y i ac i a e s tng dver e t M r St s i e e t i brng t s a ton a i t Def nt . s o , one' nt r s s n i hi c i ga ns enda s D e pie a gui sr nuous y t t c r r Pl ntf c t s no a hort t t s s t r ng t e l o he ont a y, ai if ie ut iy ha uppor s a dif r nt t fe e concl i .5 uson Subs a i lRel t dnes t nta ae s i a t r a e ' ubs anta l r a e . . , i t y i ve t s m e t a a t o or l ga t te s r s t i ly el t d' M f he nvol he a r ns c i n e l dipu e, o i t cur e m a t r woul i ve t l w ye ata ki w or t t t l w ye s t r f he r nt te d nvol he a r t c ng k ha he a r pe f m e f t f m er cle . R .Re a i Fl Bar 4- .9 c r or d or he or i nt' ' gul tng a. 1 omme .û g l t t t nt û W heher he wo û m a t r a e s t ntaly r l t de nds upon t s c fc f c s of e h pa tc a st ton or te s r ubs a i l e a ed pe he pe i i a t ac ri ul r iua i ta a on.'I r Wei d,38 B. 848,853 ( nkr M . Fl 2007)( i TheFl i rns di ''n e nhol 0 R. Ba . D. a. quotng orda Barv Du . nagan 73lSo. 1 1 ( a1 ) W heeûwomatr ivol t smefct, , 2d 237, 240 Fl.999). r t t tes n ve he a a s' ' t ar ge a l c i r t be s t ntaly r a e Se U S. t r .Bu bur r M ed- e hey e ner ly ons de ed o ubs a i l el t d. e ? c/ m y . x car 5l bot cases cied by Pl ntf, t a t ne w as ac i on behal oft i er t oft f mer clent n h t ai if he tor y tng f he nt ess he or i . Se Jac z iv Ja u z Br b,21 CalAp 2 2 29( . p.l 3)(o me at n yf c po ai di e u z . c z i o- 8 . p. d 4, Ct Ap 96 f r r tor e or or r ton d ' . not have a cont c i l er r es i s ehol s i brngi dervatve sui agai t cor aton' lit n at epr entng har der n i ng i i t ns por i . dervatve acton was f t beneftoft cor a i and s r der wer i efectac i as ttsees i i i or he i he por ton ha ehol s e n f tng rlt f rt c po ainl I r l ' T c Pr d Cop. 5 B. 3 3 ( n .S. Fl.1 )( tor y wa o he or r to ; n e ntl e h. o r , 8 R. 3, 4 Ba kr D. a 986 at ne s notdiqualfi f om ser ng as s alcotns r es i t esat of t debt bef e a cl ms s i ed r vi peci l el epr entng he t e he or or ai ti rbunalwher ator y was pr ousy gener cotns f debt and, i t t r e,oppos cr dior e t ne evi l al l el or or n ha ol ed e t s' cli ;atr e s û ol f ncin i g1e o ntg s s e alc ns l wast oban t ma muu ams to n y' ç e u to n s mplyme a p ci ou el o ti he xi l pemisberc e' f t sd b o fom at r p ry'. r s il e ov l or hi e t r r y hid a t' l Page 6 of 12 Di tcdrMed.Su is I . 1 F.Supp.3d 1 abei pple , nc, 01 268,1 ( D.Fl ) af4 1 F.S p 3 275 S. a., f 01 u p. d . 1 ( D.Fl 2015) Cf Mor St e & 280 S. a. . gan anly Sol on,N o. 08om 81330- V ,2009 W L CI 41 9,a *3 ( D.Fl Feb.1 2009)( lni t diquaiy c elwhee alhough t 351 t S. a. 9, deci ng o s lf ouns r, t he t li ( le te s me tpe' t (a t . û ams wer h a y , he û cs c ' f d il n td mo tae t a t e c s s g le gd o e nsr t h t h a e wer s t tal rltd'.A rviw oft evi er ve st tt matr ar no onl oft s me ubsanily eae ' e e ) he denc e al ha he tes e t y he a t buts r t s m e f c s ype, ha e he a a t. 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