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Stealing from firm not related to “practice,” rules Alabama Supreme 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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