April 1, 2011
No Discipline For Record Company Executive
A California attorney who sent two cease-and-desist letters on company stationary while on inactice status did not engage in conduct involving moral turpitude, according to a recent decision of the State Bar Court Review Department. The "recipients of these two letters...were aware that [his] license to practice law was inactive, and were not misled in any way."
While the attorney had failed to update his address with the Bar, he had fixed the problem promptly and been reinstated. The court found the conduct did not warrant discipline.
The attorney had left active practice to found Centaur Entertainment, Inc., which is a recording company. He devoted himself to the company on a full time basis and is the president ans sole owner. The letters were written on behalf of Centaur. (Mike Frisch)
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