After I got laid off by my broker-dealer, a customer complaint came in and the state called me in for an interview. I hired an attorney, but right before we walked into the interview my attorney asked for more money and quit when I couldn't pay him. The state subsequently tried to serve me with a formal complaint but, since I'd moved, I never received the papers. I wound up getting hit with a fine and a suspension. I never received any formal withdrawal notice from my attorney so shouldn't the state have served him with the complaint, and wasn't it his obligation to notify me?

— D.H., Florida

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