LOUISVILLE (AP)— The Kentucky Supreme Court has suspended northern Kentucky attorney Eric C. Deters for 60 days because of misconduct in two civil cases.
The suspension marks the second time the high court has suspended Deters. He was also sanctioned for 61 days in February 2012.
Deters’ suspension stems from misstatements he made to a court during a civil case in Campbell County and other misstatements in a libel suit he filed against Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Sanders.
Ohio, where Deters also practices law, will likely honor their reciprocal agreement with Kentucky and impose the same sanctions.
Chief Justice John D. Minton wrote in Thursday’s opinion that Deters’ own conduct in the two cases warranted the suspension and he’s not entitled to any credit for any prior suspension.
Minton also ordered Deters to pay $2,450 to cover the costs of the proceedings.
I’m not a legal expert but… 1) First they sue the wrong company. 2) The plaintiff, Sarah Jones, pleads guilty to having sex with a minor. 3) Then a mistrial because she couldn’t even get the entire jury to believe her side of the story. 4) Now her lawyer gets suspended for the second time! How has our case not been thrown out yet? I just dont get it… #CIRCUS?- nik