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Oh Deere

Attorney Cameron Davidson billed his client, Deere & Co., makers of John Deere farm equipment, for $2,800 in “miscellaneous costs” and “miscellaneous attorneys’ fees,” Iowa bar officials said. But in an official reprimand, the officials said the $2,800 was actually three court-imposed sanctions against Davidson — for “lack of diligence and communication” on the lawyer’s part. The bar officials were especially concerned that Davidson had failed to communicate the nature of the sanctions to his client. But Davidson said he “wanted to be very forthcoming” and had turned himself in for how he billed the sanctions. (AC/AP) ...Did he say what he did, or just that he committed “miscellaneous misconduct”?
Original Publication Date: 14 September 2014
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