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Disciplinary Reporter Case Digest

Attorney ID 81675
Attorney Name Randall , Glenn
DBP Docket No. 129 DB 2010
Supreme Court Docket No. 1647 DD No. 3
County Bucks
Disciplinary Counsel Ramona Mariani
Counsel for Respondent W. Austin Allen, II
Decision Date 2010-10-04
Effective Date 2008-03-28
Case Digest By Recommendation dated July 30, 2010, a three member panel of the Disciplinary Board recommended approval of the Joint Petition in Support of Discipline on Consent. The events giving rise to the discipline concerned material misrepresentations Respondent made in connection with certain business ventures he owned and operated. By Memorandum Opinion dated May 19, 2008, The Honorable Eduardo C. Robreno granted Seneca Insurance Co., Inc.ís motion for summary judgment, finding that Respondent failed to disclose complete and accurate information in connection with insurance applications he completed in 2005 and 2006. The Court held that Respondentís omissions amounted to material misrepresentations. By Order dated October 4, 2010, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania granted the Joint Petition in Support of Discipline on Consent and Ordered Respondentís license suspended for three years, retroactive to March 28, 2008.
Rule Violation(s) 8.4(c)
Discipline Imposed Suspension for 3 years (on consent)
Points of Law License suspension is appropriate discipline for Respondentís dishonesty, which is compounded by his previous history of discipline. However, considering the length of time that passed since the misconduct, the Court agreed that the suspension should be retroactive to the date of Respondentís first license suspension, March 28, 2008.
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