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 1998 News Releases

News Release #082

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE # 082


FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA


The opinions handed down on the 9th day of October, 1998 , are as follows:

PER CURIAM :

98-B - 1349 IN RE: J. BLAKE DESHOTELS

C/W DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

98-B - 1350 Upon review of the findings and recommendations of the hearing committee and disciplinary board, and considering the record, oral arguments and briefs, it is the decision of this court that respondent, J. Blake Deshotels, be suspended from the practice of law for a period of six months, with all but sixty days of this suspension deferred. It is further ordered that following completion of the active portion of his suspension, respondent shall be placed on probation for a period of two years. As a condition of probation, respondent shall enroll in the Lawyer's Assistance Program and comply with that program's monitoring conditions. All costs of these proceedings, in the amount of $1,160.80, are assessed against respondent.

TRAYLOR, J. - not on panel. Rule IV, Part 2, §3.


98-B - 1476 IN RE: WINTHROP G. GARDNER

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

For the reasons assigned, the recommendations of the hearing committee and disciplinary board are vacated and set aside. The matter is remanded to the hearing committee for a formal hearing, at which time respondent should be allowed to partcipate and present relevant evidence. At the conclusion of the hearing, the committee should make a new recommendation to the disciplinary board, which in turn shall file a new recommendation with this court.

MARCUS, J. - not on panel. Rule IV, Part 2, §3.

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