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Professional Responsibility Keyed to Sahl
In re Olsen
Citation:326 P.3d 1004 (Colo. 2004)
Olsen (Respondent), an attorney in Colorado, faced a disciplinary hearing and received a six-month suspension from the practice of law. Olsen had pursued a frivolous federal employment lawsuit that he filed on behalf of his client, Melissa Mellott, against her former employer, MSN Communications, without conducting his own investigation into the matter to evaluate whether the claims were in fact frivolous.
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