A Miami city commissioner is calling for a criminal investigation into a $7 million settlement brokered by a prominent Miami attorney in a lawsuit filed by four city property owners claiming that the city levied an unconstitutional fire rescue tax.

In addition, a legal malpractice suit is pending in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court against Adorno & Yoss, the firm that negotiated the settlement in Nagymihaly v. City of Miami. In the malpractice case, the plaintiffs contend that the law firm used its position as class counsel to “leverage the class claims for their own personal aggrandizement.”

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