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Kansas Supreme Court Selected Opinion Summaries - June 8, 2007

Summaries and press releases are prepared by Ron Keefover, Office of Judicial Administration, Kansas Judicial Center, 301 West 10th, Topeka, KS 66612-1507 (785-296-2256), e-mail: keefoverr@kscourts.org.


The Supreme Court today filed 56 opinions. The full text of these decisions may be found at www.kscourts.org.

Appeal No. 93,964: State v. Ray F. Garcia

The Court affirms the defendant's Sedgwick County first-degree murder conviction, but set aside an accompanying rape conviction because his prosecution was not commenced within the applicable statute of limitations. Unanimous decision authored by Justice Lawton R. Nuss.

Docket No. 98,537: In Re: Peter J. Antosh

The Court orders published censure for a Dodge City attorney based on findings that he violated his duty of loyalty to his client and his duty to the legal profession to maintain personal integrity.

Docket No. 98,536: In Re: David R. Alig

The Court orders published censure for an Overland Park attorney based on findings that he violated his duty to the legal profession to comply with existing statutes.

Docket No. 98,056: In Re: Frederick J. Petzold

The Court indefinitely suspends the law license of an Overland Park attorney for practicing law while suspended for failure to comply with Continuing Legal Education requirements, failure to pay the annual registration fee, and failure to cooperate in the investigation of the complaint against him.

Docket No. 98,538: In Re: Dennis D. Webb

The Court indefinitely suspends the law license of a Wichita attorney based on findings that he violated his duty to his client to provide diligent representation and adequate communication, to cooperate in disciplinary investigations, and to return unearned fees.

Docket No. 98,608: In Re: Kiehl Rathbun

The Court disbars a Wichita attorney based on findings that he violated his duty to his clients to provide competent and diligent representation and adequate communication; his duty to the legal profession to maintain his personal integrity, and his duty to refrain from interfering with the administration of justice.

Docket No. 98,842: In Re: Dorsey Evans

The Court indefinitely suspends the law license of a Washington, D.C. attorney admitted to practice in Kansas based on findings that he violated his duty to his client to provide competent representation, his duty to refrain from conflicts of interest, and his duty to refrain from prejudicing the administration of justice.

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