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Disciplinary Board v. Mertz

Docket No. 20050360
Oral Argument: Thursday, January 12, 2006 10:45am

Docket Info

Title
In the Matter of the Application
for Disciplinary Action Against
Monty G. Mertz, 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.
Monty G. Mertz, Respondent
Case Type
DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDING-Lawyer : DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS (Civil)
Appeal From
Case No.
2006 ND 85712 N.W.2d 849
Oral Argument 1/12/2006

Highlight

An attorney may attempt to compromise an infraction by proposing payment for the individual's injuries and agreeing not to file a potential suit against the individual in exchange for the individual dismissing the complaint.
When representing a client, an attorney may not use means that have no substantial purpose other than to embarrass or burden a third party.


Briefs

Filing Date Description
12/02/2005 RESPONDENT BRIEF
12/06/2005 PETITIONER 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 10/17/2005 REPORT OF DISCIPLINARY BOARD (part of Record)
2 10/17/2005 REPORT OF HEARING BODY SERVED ON PARTIES/COUNSEL
3 10/17/2005 ANNOUNCED DISQUALIFICATION : Maring, Mary Muehlen
4 10/21/2005 CERTIFICATE includes transcript dtd 8-18-05 & attached Exhs.1-12
5 10/21/2005 DISK of tra 8-18-05 (Entry #17 in Certificate)
6 11/01/2005 Supplemental Certificate dated 11-1-05 (Entry #20)
7 11/04/2005 Objections to Report of Hearing Panel (respondent)
8 11/07/2005 Disciplinary Counsel's Objections to Report of Hearing Panel
9 12/02/2005 RESPONDENT BRIEF
10 12/02/2005 Respondent's APPENDIX
11 12/05/2005 DISK (RPB)
12 12/06/2005 PETITIONER BRIEF
13 12/06/2005 PETITIONER APPENDIX
14 12/06/2005 DISK - PTB
15 12/08/2005 Corrected cover page for Respondent's Brief
16 12/23/2005 SITTING WITH THE COURT : Olson, Everett Nels
17 01/06/2006 Request for Radio/TV Coverage - AP (e-mail dated 1-06-06 from Dale Wetzel) Authorized
18 01/12/2006 APPEARANCES: Paul W. Jacobson; Craig E. Johnson, Monty G. Mertz
19 01/12/2006 ARGUED: Jacobson; Johnson
20 01/12/2006 ORAL ARGUMENT WEBCAST
21 04/24/2006 DISPOSITION (public reprimand)
22 04/24/2006 UNANIMOUS OPINION : Per Curiam View
23 04/24/2006 Publicly reprimanded for violation of N.D.R.Prof. Conduct 4.4, Respect for Rights of Third Persons
24 04/24/2006 Mr. Mertz is ordered to pay $2,966.96 in costs & expenses for the disciplinary proceedings
25 04/24/2006 Judgment Mailed to Parties
26 04/25/2006 Notice of Order Reprimanding Attorney
27 04/28/2006 Payment of $2966.96 for costs of disciplinary proceeding (receipt 16851)
28 05/03/2006 Acknowledgment of Satisfaction of Judgment
29 05/19/2006 Affidavit of Publication -- Fargo Forum, Notice of Order Reprimanding Attorney
30 06/18/2012 EXPUNGED - Nonpermanent record items destroyed