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Disciplinary Board v. Howe

Docket No. 20000211
Oral Argument: Thursday, November 2, 2000 10:45am

Docket Info

Title
IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION FOR
DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST BRUCE R.
HOWE, A MEMBER OF THE BAR
OF THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
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Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court
of the State of North Dakota, Petitioner
v.
Bruce R. Howe, Respondent
Case Type
DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDING-Lawyer : DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS (Civil)
Appeal From
Case No.
2001 ND 7621 N.W.2d 361

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A lawyer's conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation generally results in suspension from the practice of law.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
09/14/2000 PETITIONER BRIEF
09/14/2000 RESPONDENT BRIEF

Counsel

Party Type Name
PETITIONER DISCIPLINARY STAFF Paul W Jacobson - 03631

(Note: Attachments may not be available for recently filed cases and/or confidential documents.)

Seq. # Filing Date Description Attachment
1 07/26/2000 REPORT OF HEARING BODY (Part of Record-see Entry No. 48)
2 07/26/2000 REPORT OF HEARING BODY SERVED ON PARTIES/COUNSEL
3 07/28/2000 RECORD, which includes exhibits 1-33, A-B, Transcript of Deposition of Gregory C. Larson,
4 07/28/2000 dated 3-29-00 & Transcript of Hearing dated 4-5 & 6-00 (2 vols.)
5 07/28/2000 DISK of TRA dated 4-5 & 6-00 (submitted with ROA)
6 08/15/2000 Objection to Report (Disciplinary Counsel)
7 08/15/2000 Objections to Report of Hearing Body (Respondent)
8 09/14/2000 PETITIONER BRIEF
9 09/14/2000 APPELLANT APPENDIX
10 09/14/2000 DISK - PTB
11 09/14/2000 RESPONDENT BRIEF
12 09/14/2000 Addendum to Respondent's Brief
13 09/14/2000 APPELLEE APPENDIX
14 09/15/2000 DISK - RPB
15 11/02/2000 APPEARANCES: Paul W. Jacobson, Disciplinary Counsel; Gary H. Lee, Bruce R. Howe
16 11/02/2000 ARGUED: Jacobson; Lee (Vol. X; page 78)
17 01/30/2001 DISPOSITION
18 01/30/2001 SPLIT OPINION : Per Curiam View
19 01/30/2001 (CONCUR & DISSENT) : Maring, Mary Muehlen
20 01/30/2001 (JOIN CONCUR & DISSENT) : VandeWalle, Gerald W.
21 01/30/2001 Howe is suspended from the practice of law for a period of 6 months commencing March 1, 2001, for
22 01/30/2001 violation of Rule 8.4(d), N.D.R. Prof. Conduct by violating N.D.C.C. § 27-14-02(7) which provides
23 01/30/2001 that it is ground for discipline for a lawyer to engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud,
24 01/30/2001 deceit, or misrepresentation, and violation of Rule 4.1, N.D.R. Prof. Conduct,which provides that
25 01/30/2001 in the course of representing a client a lawyer shall not make a false statement to a third person
26 01/30/2001 of fact or law that a lawyer knows to be false.
27 01/30/2001 Howe is further ordered to pay the costs and expenses of the disciplinary proceedings in the amount
28 01/30/2001 $10,566.65, payable to the Secretary of the Disciplinary Board.
29 01/31/2001 Notice of Order Suspending Attorney
30 02/01/2001 Order/Judgment Mailed to Parties
31 02/08/2001 Affidavit of Publication
32 03/01/2001 Affidavit of Compliance with Rule 6.3, N.D.R.LawyerDiscipl.
33 03/01/2001 Affidavit of Identification
34 03/01/2001 JUDGMENT TRANSCRIBED TO Stark County
35 03/07/2001 Notice of Filing Foreign Judgment in Stark County District Court
36 04/02/2001 Payment of costs in the amount of $10,653.50 ($10,566.65 and $86.85 interest; 25 days @ $3.47/day)
37 04/02/2001 (receipt number 13503)
38 04/04/2001 Acknowledgement of Satisfaction of Judgment
39 11/28/2001 Affidavit in compliance with Rule 4.5(B)
40 05/14/2007 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed