Jennifer Dulos disappearance: Lawyer seeks to avoid testifying, needs more time to produce documents

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HARTFORD — A lawyer who used to represent Fotis Dulos has asked a judge to quash a subpoena calling on him to testify in a civil lawsuit filed by his former client’s mother-in-law and he’s seeking more time to turn over financial documents.

The lawsuit, filed by Gloria Farber, the mother of missing New Canaan mother Jennifer Dulos, who disappeared May 24, contends that Fotis Dulos owes her and the estate of her late husband, Hilliard, $2.5 million in loans for his high-end real estate development company, Fore Group .

David Markowitz, a lawyer who used to represent Fotis Dulos and the company, has asked a judge to set aside a subpoena seeking his testimony in a deposition as well as records from the company.

Markowitz and his partner, Kent Mawhinney, withdrew their representation of Fotis Dulos in the days after he was charged in his estranged wife’s disappearance.

Mawhinney has been involved in a contentious divorce of his own, charged with spousal rape and accused of using Fotis Dulos to violate a protective order by having him contact his wife on his behalf.

Markowitz’s court filing said Farber is seeking copies of all construction or closing files within five years on homes […]

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