Friday, March 22, 2013

Fine Whine

The Louisiana Supreme Court has imposed a six-month suspension with all but 30 days stayed and probation in a case involving domestic violence.

The attorney came to his ex-wife's home to pick up his two daughters. The younger daughter did not wish to go with him. An assault took place against the ex-wife when the attorney pushed his way into her home.

The attorney was convicted but the court had declined to impose an interim suspension as a result. The conviction was later set aside.

The bar complaint was filed by the ex-wife's boyfriend, a Louisiana State trooper. The attorney responded that the complaint was "frivolous, and nothing more than an ex-wife's boyfriend whining and complaining."

Justice Victory dissented and would impose a harsher sanction. (Mike Frisch)

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