A Palm Beach Circuit judge dealt a blow Monday to Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum’s investigation of foreclosure law firms by quashing a broad subpoena issued against one of the firms.

Judge Jack Cox in a sharply worded order said it’s up to the Florida Supreme Court and the Florida Bar to regulate attorneys, not the attorney general. He also called the attorney general’s subpoena of Shapiro & Fishman “overbroad, vague, inconsistent and unduly burdensome” as well as “invasive” and said it was unlikely to reveal “actionable conduct” by the firm.

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