Thursday, November 6, 2008

Dealings With Former Sister-in-Law Leads To Disbarment Recommendation

A Louisiana hearing committee has recommended the disbarment of a lawyer for misconduct in the wake of his brother's death in Saudi Arabia while employed by Halliburton. The violations were brought to the attention of disciplinary authorities by the lawyer's former sister-in-law and involved his dealings with her over the brother's estate. The lawyer had determined that the ex sister-in-law was the beneficiary of an insurance policy with Halliburton. He snookered her by concealing this information and used the proceeds for himself. She complained to the bar after discovering that she was the named beneficiary. The violations involved dealings with an unrepresented person, conflicts of interest and a prohibited business transaction.(Mike Frisch)

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