- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Lenient discipline overturned because tribunal did not include required layperson
- Interim suspension order overturned for reliance on dated allegations
- Court affirms decision that attorney inappropriately engaged in legal practice by managing his law firm during suspension
- Decision to forgo further discipline returned to regulator for lack of explanation
- Licensee may challenge age disenrollment in court
In a surprising decision, the Supreme Court of Alabama threw out a discipline decision by the state’s Board of Examiners of Landscape Architects, which had suspended the license of a landscape architect who had clients pay him personally and hid the proceeds from his employer (Ex. Parte Chad Bostick). The justices ruled March 25 that, because the alleged theft came from the landscape firm that employed the licensee, the act could not be considered to have occurred during the practice of the profession.
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