Wednesday, April 8, 2009
The Fifth Circuit Civil News per Robert McKnight found and reported today on this interesting Fifth Circuit decision (link):
The Court also released this notable unpublished decision: In re Moity, No.
08-30826 (5th Cir. April 7, 2009) (Smith, Stewart and Southwick) (per curiam;
unpublished): The district court disbarred Moity for one
year in W.D. La. "for his conduct towards a judicial law clerk
during a telephone conversation, for making misrepresentations to the court
during a contempt hearing, and for impugning the integrity of two federal judges
in a prior brief before this court." Holding: Affirmed. "
... Moity's disbarment is supported by clear and convincing evidence." (Appeal
from W.D. La.)
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