Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The Illinois Administrator has filed an amended complaint alleging improper exparte communications between the accused and an arbitrator. The complaint states that the two were social friends who e-mailed each other on personal matters.
The complaint contends that the e-mails between them also involved matters that the attorney had before the arbitrator. One highlight:
On May 27, 2009, Respondent sent [arbitrator] Teague an email, regarding a pending case she had with attorney Mark [last name unspecified], in which Respondent stated that "He’s an ass." On May 27, 2009, Teague sent an email back to Respondent and stated "And yes, Mark is an ass."
The attorney also is alleged to have made false statements in the disciplinary matter. (Mike Frisch)