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In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against Eric Leighton Crandall: ETHICS - suspension extended 30 days

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STATE OF MINNESOTA
IN SUPREME COURT
A07-2214
In re Petition for Disciplinary Action against
Eric Leighton Crandall, a Minnesota Attorney,
Registration No. 189492.
O R D E R
The Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility has filed a
petition for disciplinary action alleging that respondent Eric Leighton Crandall committed
professional misconduct warranting public discipline, namely, neglect of a client matter
resulting in dismissal of the clients claims, failure to communicate with the clients, and
failure to cooperate with the Directors investigation of the clients complaint, in
violation of Rules 1.3, 1.4, 8.1(b) and 8.4(c), Minn. R. Prof. Conduct and Rule 25,
Rules on Lawyers Professional Responsibility (RLPR). Respondent is currently
suspended from the practice of law in Minnesota. In re Crandall, 699 N.W.2d 769, 770
(Minn. 2005).
Respondent has entered into a stipulation with the Director under which he admits
the allegations of the petition and waives his procedural rights under Rule 14, RLPR.
The parties jointly recommend that the appropriate discipline is an extension of
respondents suspension by 30 days.
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The court has independently reviewed the file and approves the recommended
disposition.
Based upon all the files, records, and proceedings herein,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that respondent Eric Leighton Crandalls current
suspension from the practice of law in Minnesota is extended by 30 days. Respondent
may not petition for reinstatement to the practice of law for a minimum of 30 days from
the date of filing of this order. All other conditions of reinstatement imposed by the
courts previous order remain in effect.
Dated: December 10, 2007
BY THE COURT:
/s/
Helen M. Meyer
Associate Justice
 

 
 
 

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  What caused your injuries?
Traffic/Bicycle Accident
Work-Related Injury
Wrongful Death
Dog Bite
Slip and Fall
Other:


  How have your injuries affected

  your life?

 


  What kinds of medical care
  professionals have you seen?

 


  What has your treatment cost?

 

  Is Insurance Involved?
My insurance may cover
        this.

Someone else's insurance
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I already filed a claim.
I rejected a settlement
        offer.

I accepted a settlement
        offer.

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Bystanders Witnessed This.
Police Responded and Filed
        a Police Report

Police Responded but Did
        Not File a Police Report


 

 

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