A law firm’s termination by a client cannot protect it from a request for sanctions by the former client and the former client’s adversary in a loan repayment action, a Nassau County, N.Y., judge has ruled.

Marek, Christine and Gabrielle Rozen and Mohammed and Sally Omar have joined forces to ask the court to impose a penalty against Massapequa, N.Y.-based Russ & Russ, the Omars’ former attorney. The law firm responded that the court lacked jurisdiction because it no longer was on the case.

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