Former Westfield State Presidents’ lawyers want off his case

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The lawyers for former Westfield State President Evan Dobelle don’t want to represent him any longer.  Attorney Ross Garber and Dobelle’s local attorney Darrell Mook have both requested to be removed from the federal case in motions filed in Springfield U.S. District Court on Monday and Tuesday.

Dobelle who resigned from his post in 2013 amid allegations of lavish spending is suing the Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education and several members of the Westfield State Board of Trustees.

Dobelle’s attorneys are seeking to withdraw from the case due to fundamental disagreements, a breakdown in communication and a lack of payment.
Attorney Garber, in a court document, says Dobelle hasn’t paid a majority of his legal fees.

Garber also stated that he notified Dr. Dobelle of his intentions to withdraw from the case on several occasions in January and February 2015, but Dr. Dobelle does not consent to that motion being granted.

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