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Lack of jurisdiction voids sanction orders (access required)

The circuit court’s orders sanctioning appellant are void because the court never acquired personal jurisdiction over him. Overview Appellant McCarthy was previously employed by the law firm of Leiser, Leiser & Hennessey, PLLC, where Phillip and Karen Leiser were partners. McCarthy left the firm in 2007. During various lawsuits between McCarthy and the Leisers, McCarthy’s counsel, Hawes, ...