Blank Rome Document Production Case Nearing Resolution
He alleged the Legisi estates have sustained more than $20 million in damages and the documents created by Blank Rome and Rosetto are directly relevant to the FINRA and Royal Palm cases.
"Blank Rome and Bruce Rosetto received significant fees for its legal services and Blank Rome's burden to produce these documents is heavily outweighed by the necessity of the receiver to gather relevant evidence for a contested FINRA arbitration and to recover damages for the receivership estate," Gordon said in the motion.
According to the motion, Gordon provided Blank Rome with search terms for emails and electronic files for the email addresses of four Blank Rome attorneys and 15 individuals. Gordon is also seeking the production of voicemail messages and faxes, telephone records, calendars and detailed billing records and invoices between Blank Rome and its clients, according to the motion. Gordon is also seeking documents related to Legisi. He said in the motion Blank Rome had identified 60 boxes of documents related to the firm's clients and Legisi.
The parties had agreed to a rolling production of the electronic documents and a description of what was in the 60 boxes without Blank Rome having to actually manually review the boxes' contents, according to the motion. After about two months of correspondence between Gordon and Rist, Rist allegedly reported to Gordon's counsel that he would start the production June 21, according to the motion.
Gordon alleged in his motion that, as of July 23, Blank Rome had not sent any documents or the list. It had emailed an index of electronic files, Gordon said in the motion.
But, according to court records, Blank Rome began producing the documents less than a month after Gordon's motion was filed.