PORTLAND — A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday morning in the legal battle between former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rosa Scarcelli and her stepfather and mother.

Scarcelli has sued Karl Norberg in U.S. District Court, alleging that he allowed Pamela Gleichman, her mother, to mismanage several family-run housing projects now in danger of being taken over by the federal agency that provided financing.

The lawyers for Norberg and Gleichman no longer want to represent them. Lee Bals and Daniel Rosenthal said they are in a dispute with their clients over representation and fees. The lawyers are asking for 30 days for their clients to get new lawyers.

Scarcelli’s lawyers – James Poliquin, Paul Driscoll and Russell Pierce – raised concerns about delaying the case, noting that USDA Rural Development is accelerating the debt on one of the projects.

A telephone conference before Magistrate Judge John Rich III is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday.


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