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Palm Beach legal aid to receive $115K from David Stern lawsuit

Stern's misconduct was exposed during robo-signing scandal
December 26, 2014 10:30AM

David Stern

David Stern

Disbarred attorney David J. Stern’s actions have come full circle.

Leftovers from a successful class action lawsuit against the former Florida foreclosure king will reportedly go toward the budget of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County.

The $115,000-budget increase will go toward helping homeowners in foreclosure and consumer-related issues, the Palm Beach Post reported.

“It is a bit ironic,” executive director Bob Bertisch told the Post. “[Stern] did a lot of unethical things and hurt many of our clients.”

Stern, once the most successful high-volume foreclosure prosecutor in Florida, was hit with $831,110 judgment earlier this year after allegations in 2010 that robo-signing, notary fraud and forgery were occurring at his firm. [Palm Beach Post]Katherine Kallergis