Sanction Against Lawyer Reversed Based on Finding That He Did Not Commit the Alleged Conduct.
August 25, 2011 in Case Summaries
Jeff Levinger successfully represented a partner in a major Texas law firm who was sanctioned by a trial court for allegedly accusing opposing counsel of suborning perjury and ordered to purchase a half-page apology in the Texas Lawyer. The Dallas Court of Appeals reversed the sanction in its entirety, holding that the lawyer had not accused opposing counsel of suborning perjury and that the trial court’s order reflected “both an erroneous assessment of the evidence and a misapplication of the law on subornation of perjury.” Both the sanction order and the successful appeal received extensive coverage in theTexas Lawyer and other legal publications. Rodriquez v. Mumbo Jumbo, 347 S.W. 3d 924 (Tex. App. – Dallas 2011, no pet.).
Courts: Texas Intermediate Appellate Courts
Subject Matter: Ethics & Professional Malpractice