THE FLORIDA BAR v. MELISSA HEATON

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Supreme Court of Florida.

THE FLORIDA BAR Petitioner(s) v. MELISSA A. HEATON Respondent(s)

CASE NO.: SC17-992

Decided: July 05, 2017

This is before the Court on The Florida Bar's Petition for Contempt and Order to Show Cause.

The Court having issued its Order to Show Cause to respondent and respondent having failed to file a response to said Order to Show Cause,

IT IS ORDERED that The Florida Bar's petition is granted and respondent is held in contempt of this Court's order, dated March 10, 2017, in Case No. SC17-157. As a sanction, respondent is suspended from the practice of law for three years. Respondent is currently suspended; therefore this suspension is effective immediately. Respondent shall fully comply with Rule Regulating the Florida Bar 3-5.1(h).

Judgment is entered for The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2300, for recovery of costs from Melissa A. Heaton in the amount of $1,250.00, for which sum let execution issue.

Not final until time expires to file motion for rehearing, and if filed, determined. The filing of a motion for rehearing shall not alter the effective date of this suspension.

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Test:

John A. Tomasino Clerk, Supreme Court

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Served:

ARNE CARL VANSTRUM

MELISSA A. HEATON

ADRIA E. QUINTELA

LABARGA, C.J., and PARIENTE, LEWIS, QUINCE, CANADY, POLSTON, and LAWSON, JJ., concur.