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Professional Responsibility Keyed to Martyn
In re Charges of Unprofessional Conduct Contained in Panel Case No. 15976
Citation:653 N.W.2d 452 (Minn. 2002)
The respondent, an attorney in Minnesota, represented a client in a personal injury action. The client suffered serious injuries after he was hit by a school bus and was rendered disabled. Based on the client’s request, the attorney filed a motion for a new trial based on the judge’s disabled law clerk who was present in the courtroom, arguing that the jury may have compared the client to the clerk, who was more severely disabled than the client yet still able to work in the courtroom. The respondent was charged with unprofessional conduct after filing the motion.
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