The Florida Supreme Court disbarred one plaintiffs lawyer and handed another a two-year suspension for taking a $6.4 million fee from the defense to file no more cases against E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.
Roland R. St. Louis Jr. and Francisco R. Rodriguez of the defunct Miami firm of Friedman, Rodriguez, Ferraro & St. Louis had represented 20 clients suing DuPont for damages allegedly resulting from exposure to Benlate, a fungicide suspected of causing severe crop damage and withdrawn from the market in March 1991.
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