- Automatic expungement trend gives clean slate to license applicants facing criminal background checks
- Board hid investigators’ actual caseload with fake data for Auditor
- Licensee claims of malicious prosecution not dismissible as frivolous
- Admissions from unrelated case cannot be used in board action against man practicing without a license
- Proving deceptive professional conduct does not require establishing common law elements of fraud
- Rejected applicant not eligible to seek contents of investigatory file after giving up on application process
- Board has power to issue summary suspension while discipline case pending
The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, in a September 9 decision, overturned a ruling by the state's Board of Bar Examiners to reject the admission of a candidate who had a large amount of debt, ruling that the money owed was not sufficient evidence of poor character or unfitness to practice.
To read more, please subscribe.