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Georgia high court disbars former Congresswoman Majette
AJC ^ | March 28, 2014 | Rhonda Cook

Posted on 03/29/2014 8:29:55 AM PDT by PAR35

The Georgia Supreme Court has disbarred former Georgia Congresswoman Denise Majette, finding she overbilled clients and misled the court about how much she was owed in fees.

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DeKalb County voters elected Majette to Congress in 2002 after she defeated then-Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney in the Democratic primary. She resigned after one term to run for the U.S. Senate and lost to Republican Johnny Isakson in the general election in 2004. In 2008, she sought office again but lost her bid to unseat state School Superintendent Kathy Cox.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: cynthiamckinney; dekalbcounty; democrat; demonrat; denisemajette; georgia; johnnyisakson; kathycox; majette; mckinney
She was a liberal democrat who managed to get as crosswise with her supporters as she did with her opponents.

She got tripped up by inflating both her hourly rate and the hours worked on a case.

1 posted on 03/29/2014 8:29:55 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35

And now I have Hank Johnson! What a trade!


2 posted on 03/29/2014 8:33:42 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: PAR35

She is an African American and a D


3 posted on 03/29/2014 8:36:14 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep rigsupreme Splasht)
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To: freeangel

Is he the island tipper?


4 posted on 03/29/2014 8:36:24 AM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: freeangel

Has he tipped over and capsized yet?


5 posted on 03/29/2014 8:36:39 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: PAR35

“She got tripped up by inflating both her hourly rate and the hours worked on a case. “

That’s absolutely normal. I knew an attorney with big corporate clients who would add up his monthly bills and divide by the number of clients. They’d each get a bill that was more creative writing than Michael Crichton. One of Al Gore’s attorneys in his election fight billed more hours than existed from the point he was hired until Gore lost.

She must have done something else to annoy the court as overbilling is well within the accepted norm.


6 posted on 03/29/2014 8:38:19 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: UB355

Yes, the news isn’t that she got caught; it is that the paper clearly showed her party membership.


7 posted on 03/29/2014 8:38:45 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: Gen.Blather

Padding hours is one thing. Leaving a paper trail is something else. And quoting $200 an hour and then asking the court to award $500 an hour is over the top even by legal standards.

And finally, there are two sets of ethics application - on set for the solos and small firms, another set for the megafirms.


8 posted on 03/29/2014 8:41:47 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35

“And finally, there are two sets of ethics application - on set for the solos and small firms, another set for the megafirms.”

I hired a mega-firm once as I already knew the junior attorney. The first billing wiped out my entire budget. Since they literally hadn’t done anything my buddy looked into it. It turns out they never billed less than $3,000/month. They didn’t try to justify it, that’s just what they did. They had clients like oil companies and tire manufacturers. Apparently, big companies never even notice. My buddy had me pay the bill and he did all the rest of the work at home on his own. (He was awesome.)


9 posted on 03/29/2014 8:56:02 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: PAR35
"The Georgia Supreme Court has disbarred former Georgia Congresswoman Denise Majette, finding she overbilled clients and misled the court about how much she was owed in fees."



When did this become a problem?

10 posted on 03/29/2014 9:03:33 AM PDT by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: PAR35

Who has the list of O “family member” recently being brought to justice? From sea to sea D “corruption of color”


11 posted on 03/29/2014 9:08:14 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: UB355

I have to say your generalization is way off base.

I have many black democrat political friends in GA that do not violate the law like this trash. Do we disagree on issues? Hell yes! But we still live and work in the same community.

I don’t like it when it is done to me as an “old conservative white man” by Ebony magazine either.

That kind of discourse must stop.


12 posted on 03/29/2014 10:32:09 AM PDT by vg0va3
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To: freeangel

Didn’t you have Cynthia McKinney for a couple years in between, before Hank?

I hate to say it, but Hank is an improvement.

Majette was a fool to run for the Senate seat. I don’t know what she was thinking.


13 posted on 03/29/2014 11:49:50 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: PAR35

Inflating hourly rate and hours worked?

How does this differ from every other lawyer?


14 posted on 03/29/2014 11:53:52 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: PAR35

Democrat/Demonrat


15 posted on 03/29/2014 2:49:09 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: PAR35

Please put “Democrat” in the title, somewhere in front of the name, when you post articles like these; that way, her/his party affiliation shows up immediately in a Google search.

The media does this for every GOP politician that does something; we ought to reciprocate.


16 posted on 03/29/2014 4:11:51 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: FreedomPoster

Yet-another-corrupt-Georgia-Democrat ping.


17 posted on 03/29/2014 4:13:51 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: vg0va3

Good.


18 posted on 03/29/2014 4:21:57 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: NFHale
Please put “Democrat” in the title, somewhere in front of the name, when you post articles like these;

Thanks, but I think I'll stick to the posting rules.

19 posted on 03/29/2014 4:28:43 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: FreedomPoster
Didn’t you have Cynthia McKinney for a couple years in between, before Hank?

She did regain the seat for a single term after Majette stepped down. To tell you how many friends she had in Washington the Democrats refused to reinstate her seniority when she returned to Congress.

20 posted on 03/29/2014 4:32:11 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: PAR35

RE Posting Rules:

Is that against the rules? Sorry, I didn’t realize that.

Just figured we should return the favor any way we can to the other side.


21 posted on 03/29/2014 4:37:29 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: UB355

Holder’s protected species.


22 posted on 03/29/2014 4:41:00 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: NFHale

You aren’t supposed to alter headlines (unless you need to cut them to fit). Personalized headlines can contribute to multiple posts.


23 posted on 03/29/2014 5:11:02 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35

Got it. Didn’t realize that.


24 posted on 03/29/2014 5:18:07 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: PAR35; NFHale

It’s accepted to put stuff like that in brackets so it’s obvious it’s not part of the original headline, but yeah, the original headline is the ticket.

It’s desired to add a state in brackets at the end of a headline if a locale-specific event is happening, and it isn’t obvious where from the headline. Say something like “Ted Cruz Speaks to Republicans in Springfield [MO].”


25 posted on 03/29/2014 5:20:36 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Hoodat; AnAmericanMother; Apple Pan Dowdy; bfh333; Broker; clee1; ctdonath2; dansangel; ...

GA FReeper ping. Former 4th District congresscritter here.


26 posted on 03/29/2014 5:32:48 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

McKinney still teaching Cornell university meatheads??


27 posted on 03/29/2014 6:27:21 PM PDT by Broker (San Antonio rose.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Dekalb county Georgia city of Decatur. Ground zero liberals democrats feminists and guilty whites. Emory university and Agnes Scott college feeds this cesspool yielding a sting of congressional fools. Worse yet is they are fronts for violent and extremely corrupt paymasters.


28 posted on 03/29/2014 6:36:18 PM PDT by Broker (San Antonio rose.)
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To: UB355

She is not an African-American, she is just an American who happens to be a darker skin color than most in this country, period.

The longer we accept their isolating of constituency sub groups, the longer we will have to live with the consequences. Those of that particular skin tone, as a sub-group, will have to endure their own perceived problems with others until they get with reality and pull themselves out.

An excellent example is the mother of Dr. Ben Carson and the effect of her acceptance of reality that resulted in his life story. Although a very good man, he is not without his flaws in regards to the Constitution and especially the 2nd Amendment.


29 posted on 03/30/2014 5:31:47 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: PAR35
She is just another racist black politician..Glad to see her go..Obama will probably give her a job in Washington..
30 posted on 03/30/2014 6:11:29 AM PDT by PLD
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To: freeangel

But at least Hank has offered legislation to prevent Guam from turning turtle.


31 posted on 03/30/2014 3:19:06 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: PAR35

Another crooked corrupt black democrat. What a surprise.


32 posted on 03/30/2014 3:39:57 PM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: FreedomPoster; PAR35

Thank you!

I don’t post articles all that often. I think in the time I’ve been here, I posted maybe four max...

Just figured it would be good to return the favor to the other side. You have to dig most times for the (D) when it comes to the ‘rats.


33 posted on 03/31/2014 6:59:47 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: PAR35

media bias in action. if this was an “R” it would be in the first sentence. Because it is a “D” it is hidden along with her black caucus membership.


34 posted on 03/31/2014 9:26:06 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: PLD
Barry: Asked off the the Illinois Bar or be forced to face adisbarrment proceeding.

Muchelle: Ordered off the Illinois Bar by the Courts.

Majette: Disbarred in Georgia.

Bill Clinton: Suspended from the Bar in Arkansas.

Perhaps they should form a club? They coulkd meet at a bar?

35 posted on 04/17/2014 11:11:22 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( The Republican Party is very sick . Hold all contributions until we see who picks up the patient..)
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