FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
NEWS RELEASE # 010
FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA
The Opinion handed down on the 2nd day of February, 2007, is as follows:
2006-B -2222 IN RE: JOHN B. WHITAKER
Upon review of the findings and recommendations of the hearing committee and disciplinary board, and considering the record, briefs, and oral argument, it is ordered that John Barclay Whitaker, Louisiana Bar Roll number 13408, be suspended from the practice of law for one year and one day. 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 judgment until paid.
VICTORY, J., dissents and assigns reasons.
TRAYLOR, J., dissents for reasons assigned by Weimer, J.
WEIMER, J., dissents and assigns reasons.