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Professional Responsibility Keyed to Sahl
In re Crossen
Citation:880 N.E.2d 352 (Mass. 2008)
Crossen (Respondent), an attorney in Massachusetts, was disbarred after a disciplinary board concluded that he had engaged in misrepresentation. Crossen represented one of the family members in a multi-million-dollar shareholder derivative suit involving control of the family’s supermarket empire. In an effort to have a Massachusetts superior court judge recused from the case, Crossen took part in an intricate plot designed to uncover evidence of the trial judge’s bias.
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