However, Magistrate Judge Daniel Albregts on Wednesday recommended the case be dismissed because Mayorga’s attorneys improperly obtained and used information from leaked documents, his recommendation says.
Albregts’ recommendation says Mayorga’s attorneys based part of their client’s case on leaked documents that Ronaldo’s team claim “contain attorney-client and work product privileged material.”
“Dismissing [the] case for the inappropriate conduct of her attorney is a harsh result,” Albregts wrote in his recommendation.
“If the court does not grant case-terminating sanctions, [her lawyer’s] actions could have far-reaching, dangerous consequences on the legitimacy of the judicial process.”
“Stovall has acted in bad faith to his client’s — and the profession’s — detriment,” Albregts continued, referring to one of Mayorga’s legal team, Leslie Mark Stovall.
CNN has reached out to Stovall for comment on Albregts’ recommendation.