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More Allegations Against Duluth Attorney

Posted at: 11/16/2012 6:35 PM
Updated at: 11/16/2012 6:55 PM

Louis Stockman is facing more allegations from the office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility. He's an attorney in Duluth who's been suspended from practicing law.

According to the petition to the Minnesota Supreme Court, there are new allegations against Stockman. Several pertain to Stockman's alleged use of advertising during his suspension.

In particular, there is issue with his ads on phone books across the Northland. The petition says they are misleading advertisements, because Stockman is suspended. The petition said that he knew or should have known that his advertisements would begin to appear before any re-instatement, and he took no action to cancel or revise his advertisements.

Stockman has not been re-instated.

Also, there is a claim that he practiced law when he was not authorized, and that his client found out he was suspended when she read about it in the newspaper.

A trial for these allegations and the prior ones for other alleged misconduct, like mishandling of clients funds, will take place in January. The first day of the trial will be in Duluth, according to the Professional Responsibility office.