The Oregon Supreme Court suspended for two years an insurance defense lawyer who lied to conceal a strategy that allowed his client to control both sides of a claim. John P. Davenport of Portland, Ore., represented the Professional Liability Fund, an insurer established by the State Bar to provide malpractice insurance. The strategy involved the purchase of unpaid judgments against malpractice plaintiffs through a shell corporation.
Two-year Ban for Oregon Lawyer Who Lied
The National Law Journal
July 18, 2002