201102.23
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54 So. 3d 1058 (Fla. 2d DCA 2011)

This appellate proceeding was launched after a commercial lender attempted to discover the personal financial information of family members of the party who guaranteed the loan. The trial court had denied the family members’ motion for protective order and the Firm was retained on an emergency basis to try to stop the private information from being required to be revealed. Teaming up with trial counsel, Scott A. Frick of KIass, Shuler, Solomon, Spector, Foyle & Singer, P.A., the Firm filed an emergency petition in the Second District Court of Appeal. The court granted their emergency motion to stay the disclosure pending consideration of the merits, and then, several months later, the appellate court quashed the trial court’s order, ruling that “any information from family members was irrelevant to the pending action.” Thus, the client’s privacy rights were maintained.