Friday, June 7, 2013
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals rejected a challenge to the imposition of reciprocal discipline of a two year suspension with fitness based on a like sanction imposed in Louisiana.
The court found that the attorney had failed to establish a basis for a departure from the discipline imposed
One claim raised was that the Louisiana hearing committee chair
...was biased against him because of an "undisclosed relationship" with [the attorney's] wife. The chairman, he says, "was making a play on Respondent's wife at the time the charges were filed," though apparently these advances were "unrequited" by his wife.
The court agreed with Bar Counsel that this claim should have been raised in the original proceeding and was waived. (Mike Frisch)