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 2009 News Releases

News Release #027

 

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE                                          

NEWS RELEASE # 27

FROM: CLERK OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

 

The Opinion handed down on the 13th day of May, 2009, is as follows:

PER CURIAM:

2007-OB-0485 IN RE: MARK E. CARTER

Retired Judge Philip C. Ciaccio, assigned as Justice ad hoc, sitting for Associate Justice Chet D. Traylor.

Accordingly, it is ordered that the application for admission be and hereby is granted.
ADMISSION GRANTED.

WEIMER, J., would conditionally admit the petitioner to the practice of law.
GUIDRY, J., would also conditionally admit petitioner.

The Opinions handed down on the 15th day of May, 2009, are as follows:

PER CURIAM:

2008-B -2290 IN RE: RAECHELLE M. VIX

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 Raechelle M. Vix, Louisiana Bar Roll number 18742, be and she hereby is suspended from the practice of law for a period of two years. All but three months of this suspension shall be deferred, subject to respondent's successful completion of a two-year period of supervised probation governed by the conditions set forth in this opinion. The probationary period shall commence from the date respondent, the ODC, and the probation monitor execute a formal probation plan. Any failure of respondent to comply with the conditions of probation, or any misconduct during the probationary period, may be grounds for making the deferred suspension executory, or imposing additional 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 judgment until paid.

TRAYLOR, J., concurs in the finding but dissents from penalty.

2008-B -2351 IN RE: PETER M. MEISNER

Upon review of the findings and recommendations of the hearing committees and the disciplinary board, and considering the record, briefs, and oral argument, it is ordered that Peter M. Meisner, Louisiana Bar Roll number 9410, be and he hereby is suspended from the practice of law for three years. It is further ordered that two years of the suspension shall be deferred. Following completion of the active portion of his suspension, respondent shall be placed on supervised probation for two years, subject to the condition that any misconduct during this period may be grounds for making the deferred portion of the suspension executory, or imposing additional discipline, as appropriate. The probationary period shall commence from the date respondent, the ODC, and the probation monitor execute a formal probation plan. 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 would impose a longer period of suspension.
TRAYLOR, J., concurs in findings but dissents from penalty.



 

 

 

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