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Monday, May 09, 2016
Ind. Decisions - A number of disciplinary opinions issued Friday, now posted
There are seven in all. Most notable:
- In the Matter of: David Saks - "Respondent’s suspension should be converted to an indefinite suspension from the practice of
law * * * To be readmitted to the practice of law in this State, Respondent must cure the causes of all suspensions in effect and successfully petition this Court for reinstatement."
- In the Matter of: Lindsay C. Potthast:
On or about July 10, 2015, Respondent was convicted on a guilty plea to Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated (“OWI”), with a Prior Conviction within Five Years, a level 6 felony. Respondent has prior discipline in Case No. 49S00-1310-DI-682 resulting from her prior OWI conviction. As a result of her 2015 felony conviction, Respondent’s disciplinary probation was revoked and her stayed suspension was ordered served without automatic reinstatement in DI-682, and an interim suspension also was ordered in the instant case. Matter of Potthast, 39 N.E.3d 684 (Ind. 2015). * * *
For Respondent’s professional misconduct, the Court suspends Respondent from the practice of law in this state for a period of not less than 90 days, without automatic reinstatement, effective immediately.
- In the Matter of: Benjamin T. Caughey:
The Court, being duly advised and upon consideration of all materials submitted, now finds that Respondent has been found guilty of the following offense under Indiana law: Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated, Endangering a Person, with a Prior Conviction within Five Years, a Level 6 felony to be entered as a Class A misdemeanor.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that Respondent is suspended from the practice of law in this State, effective immediately.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 9, 2016 11:50 AM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions