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"Largest Minority-Owned Law Firm" In Class Action Settlement Scandal With Hispanic Mayor Of Miami
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August 13, 2009, 09:00 PM
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What I noticed about this Overlawyered.com item was the phrase "largest minority-owned law firm"
�Hank Adorno, head of the nation’s largest minority-owned law firm, violated nine Florida Bar rules when he engineered a $7 million class action settlement that distributed money to only seven people instead of all Miami taxpayers, the state regulatory agency for attorneys claims.� [Billy Shields, Daily Business Review and Law.com; earlier here and here]
And the underlying story says that
The Florida Bar ended its year-and-a-half-long investigation of Miami Mayor Manny Diaz and former City Attorney Jorge Fernandez after a grievance committee in September 2007 found no probable cause to bring disciplinary action against them for their role in the handling of the jettisoned settlement.
Adorno, pictured above, is a white Cuban, and the vowel on the end of his name qualifies him as a minority for affirmative action purposes.