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Tag Archives: Misconduct

The rule of law

Notwithstanding apparent contradictions in headlines daily, there’s an old notion that no one is above the law — your majesty and his subjects, peasants and aristocrats are allegedly all subject to the law of the land. One police chief recently ...

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Misconduct in, er, a cruiser (access required)

Boredom and bad decision-making have brought on the downfall of more than one man. The dastardly duo may have struck again, if allegations against a former Camden police officer are true. On Feb. 22, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division ...

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Attorneys – Discipline – Unreasonable Fee – Failure to Respond – Public Reprimand (access required)

In re Chaplin Respondent (1) accepted a $10,000 fee to attempt to negotiate a sentence reduction, (2) failed to communicate with his client, (3) failed to respond to the Office of Disciplinary Counsel’s Notice of Investigation, and (4) did not promptly refund $7,000 to his client, despite his acknowledgement that he was required to do so.

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Tort/Negligence – Fraudulent Conveyance Claim – Real Property – Attorneys – Unfair Trade Practices – Sanctions (access required)

Stafford v. Prashad Defendant Satyanand Prashad testified that the Prashads’ purchase of Jerry Yeager’s property was an arms-length transaction and that he had no reason to believe that Yeager was trying to defraud plaintiffs. We find that plaintiffs provided insufficient evidence that the Prashads intended to aid Yeager in an alleged attempt to hinder, delay or defraud plaintiffs.

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Tort/Negligence – Fraudulent Conveyance Claim – Real Property – Attorneys – Unfair Trade Practices – Sanctions (access required)

Stafford v. Prashad Defendant Satyanand Prashad testified that the Prashads’ purchase of Jerry Yeager’s property was an arms-length transaction and that he had no reason to believe that Yeager was trying to defraud plaintiffs. We find that plaintiffs provided insufficient evidence that the Prashads intended to aid Yeager in an alleged attempt to hinder, delay or defraud plaintiffs.

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