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Monday, January 27, 2014

Ohio Supreme Court suspends attorney Eric Deters

A reciprocal agreement between the Kentucky and Ohio Supreme Courts resulted in attorney Eric Deters being suspended for 60 days in Ohio for the same actions that resulted in his suspension last year in Kentucky.
Deters isn’t accused of any new wrongdoing. He was suspended for 60 days last year by the Kentucky Supreme Court for violating the code of conduct for attorneys. Because of that suspension and the reciprocal disciplinary agreement, the Ohio Supreme Court also suspended Deters on Monday for 60 days for the same conduct.
Deters, of Independence, actually asked the Ohio Supreme Court to start his suspension now so he could get it out of the way.

Deters’ suspension last year involved false statements made in a libel suit brought against Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders and a separate civil suit filed in Campbell County involving a homebuilder.

Earlier in January, Deters won a Hamilton County civil case when a jury awarded his client $790,000 after it found spine surgeon Dr. Atiq Durrani negligent in a 2009 surgery.

This is Deters' second suspension. He served a 112-day suspension last year for knowingly making a false statement concerning the qualifications or integrity of a judge, breaking solicitation rules in a case involving a teen injured in a bus crash and failing to return a $1,500 fee to a client.

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