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Disciplinary Actions - 5/7/14

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Indiana Lawyer Disciplinary Actions

The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission brings charges against attorneys who have violated the state’s rules for admission to the bar and Rules of Professional Conduct. The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications brings charges against judges, judicial officers, or judicial candidates for misconduct. Details of attorneys’ and judges’ actions for which they are being disciplined by the Supreme Court will be included unless they are not a matter of public record under the court’s rules.

Barred from Practice
Neil J. Greene, of Illinois, has been barred from practice in Indiana, per an April 16 order. Greene was hired by Franciscan Alliance Inc. to assist the hospitals with obtaining payments for medical care provided to patients who had been injured in accidents. The hospitals sent letters to patients using Greene’s letterhead and his firm’s signature block. This letter obscured the relationship between Franciscan and Greene as well as the purposes of his services, the order says. It created the impression that Greene was offering to advocate on behalf of the patient even though he was actually advocating on behalf of Franciscan.

Since the Disciplinary Commission’s investigation began, Green has ceased the use of the discharge letter and formed Hospital Reimbursement Services Inc. to provide services to Franciscan. Violations include engaging in the unauthorized practice of law in Indiana. HRS is not barred from providing medical billing services as long as Green does so in circumstances that are distinct from providing legal services to clients.

Public reprimand
Karl N. Truman, of Clark County, received a public reprimand for engaging in attorney misconduct by making an employment agreement that restricted the rights of a lawyer to practice after termination of the employment relationship. The Supreme Court issued the reprimand April 29.•
 

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  1. For many years this young man was "family" being my cousin's son. Then he decided to ignore my existence and that of my daughter who was very hurt by his actions after growing up admiring, Jason. Glad he is doing well, as for his opinion, if you care so much you wouldn't ignore the feelings of those who cared so much about you for years, Jason.

  2. Good riddance to this dangerous activist judge

  3. What is the one thing the Hoosier legal status quo hates more than a whistleblower? A lawyer whistleblower taking on the system man to man. That must never be rewarded, must always, always, always be punished, lest the whole rotten tree be felled.

  4. I want to post this to keep this tread alive and hope more of David's former clients might come forward. In my case, this coward of a man represented me from June 2014 for a couple of months before I fired him. I knew something was wrong when he blatantly lied about what he had advised me in my contentious and unfortunate divorce trial. His impact on the proceedings cast a very long shadow and continues to impact me after a lengthy 19 month divorce. I would join a class action suit.

  5. The dispute in LB Indiana regarding lake front property rights is typical of most beach communities along our Great Lakes. Simply put, communication to non owners when visiting the lakefront would be beneficial. The Great Lakes are designated navigational waters (including shorelines). The high-water mark signifies the area one is able to navigate. This means you can walk, run, skip, etc. along the shores. You can't however loiter, camp, sunbath in front of someones property. Informational signs may be helpful to owners and visitors. Our Great Lakes are a treasure that should be enjoyed by all. PS We should all be concerned that the Long Beach, Indiana community is on septic systems.

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