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 2004 News Releases

News Release #026

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE  


NEWS RELEASE # 026


FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA



The Opinion handed down on the 12th day of March, 2004, is as follows:



PER CURIAM:

 

2003-B -2642       IN RE: LOUIS A. GERDES, JR.

(Disciplinary Proceedings)

Upon review of the findings and recommendations of the hearing committee and disciplinary board, and considering the record, it is ordered that Louis A. Gerdes, Jr., Louisiana Bar Roll number 6030, is suspended from the practice of law for a period of one year. Six months of this suspension shall be deferred. Following the completion of the active portion of his suspension, respondent shall be placed on probation for a period of one year, during which time he shall be required to attend the Louisiana State Bar Association's Ethics School program. Any violation of this condition or any other misconduct during the probationary period may be grounds for making the deferred portion of the suspension executory or imposing other discipline, as appropriate. All costs and expenses in the matter are assessed against respondent in accordance with Supreme Court Rule XIX, §10.1, with legal interest to commence thirty days from the date of finality of this court's judgement until paid.

 

CALOGERO, C.J., dissents and assigns reasons.

JOHNSON, J., dissents for reasons assigned by Calogero, C.J.

 
 
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