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SUPREME COURT OF OHIO

COLUMBUS



ANNOUNCEMENT


FRIDAY

October 27, 2000


DISCIPLINARY DOCKET

97-1904. Columbus Bar Assn. v. Dye.
Lewis William Dye is reinstated to the practice of law.

Douglas, J., not participating.

00-1731. Disciplinary Counsel v. Todt.
On September 27, 2000, and pursuant to Gov.Bar R. V(5a)(A)(1)(b),
relators, Disciplinary Counsel and Cuyahoga County Bar Association, filed
with this court a motion for interim suspension pursuant to Gov.Bar R.
V(5a), alleging that respondent, Daniel T. Todt, a.k.a. Daniel Thomas Todt,
has committed and continues to commit numerous violations of the Code of
Professional Responsibility and poses a substantial risk to the public. On
October 9, 2000, respondent filed a response.

Upon consideration thereof and pursuant to Gov.Bar R. V(5a)(B), it is
ordered and decreed that an interim remedial suspension be immediately
entered against Daniel T. Todt, a.k.a. Daniel Thomas Todt, Attorney
Registration No. 0033178, last known business address in Cleveland, Ohio,
and that the suspension be effective as of the date of this entry, pending final
disposition of disciplinary proceedings predicated on the conduct threatening
the serious harm.


IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Daniel T. Todt, a.k.a. Daniel
Thomas Todt, immediately cease and desist from the practice of law in any
form and is hereby forbidden to appear on behalf of another before any
court, judge, commission, board, administrative agency, or other public
authority.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, effective immediately, he be
forbidden to counsel or advise, or prepare legal instruments for others or in
any manner perform legal services for others.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that he is hereby divested of each, any,
and all of the rights, privileges, and prerogatives customarily accorded to a
member in good standing of the legal profession of Ohio.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, pursuant to Gov.Bar R. X(3)(G),
respondent shall complete one credit hour of continuing legal education for
each month, or portion of a month, of the suspension. As part of the total
credit hours of continuing legal education required by Gov.Bar R. X(3)(G),
respondent shall complete one credit hour of instruction related to
professional conduct required by Gov.Bar R. X(3)(A)(1), for each six
months, or portion of six months, of the suspension.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that respondent shall not be reinstated to
the practice of law in Ohio until (1) respondent complies with the
requirements for reinstatement set forth in the Supreme Court Rules for the
Government of the Bar of Ohio; (2) respondent complies with this and all
other orders issued by this court; (3) respondent complies with the Supreme
Court Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio; and (4) this court orders
respondent reinstated.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, sua sponte, by the court, that within
ninety days of the date of this order, respondent shall reimburse any amounts
that have been awarded by the Clients' Security Fund pursuant to Gov.Bar R.
VIII(7)(F). It is further ordered, sua sponte, by the court that if, after the
date of this order, the Clients' Security Fund awards any amount against the
respondent pursuant to Gov.Bar R. VIII(7)(F), the respondent shall
reimburse that amount to the Clients' Security Fund within ninety days of the
notice of such award.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that on or before thirty days from the
date of this order, respondent shall:
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10/27/00


1. Notify all clients being represented in pending matters and any
co-counsel of his suspension and his consequent disqualification to act as an
attorney after the effective date of this order and, in the absence of co-
counsel, also notify the clients to seek legal service elsewhere, calling
attention to any urgency in seeking the substitution of another attorney in his
place;

2. Regardless of any fees or expenses due him, deliver to all clients
being represented in pending matters any papers or other property pertaining
to the client, or notify the clients or co-counsel, if any, of a suitable time and
place where the papers or other property may be obtained, calling attention
to any urgency for obtaining such papers or other property;

3. Refund any part of any fees or expenses paid in advance that are
unearned or not paid, and account for any trust money or property in his
possession or control;

4. Notify opposing counsel in pending litigation or, in the absence
of counsel, the adverse parties of his disqualification to act as an attorney
after the effective date of this order, and file a notice of disqualification of
respondent with the court or agency before which the litigation is pending
for inclusion in the respective file or files;

5. Send all such notices required by this order by certified mail with
a return address where communications may thereafter be directed to
respondent;

6. File with the Clerk of this court and the Disciplinary Counsel of
the Supreme Court an affidavit showing compliance with this order, showing
proof of service of notices required herein, and setting forth the address
where the affiant may receive communications; and

7. Retain and maintain a record of the various steps taken by
respondent pursuant to this order.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that respondent shall keep the Clerk, the
Cuyahoga County Bar Association, and the Disciplinary Counsel advised of
any change of address where respondent may receive communications.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, sua sponte, that all documents filed
with this court in this case shall meet the filing requirements set forth in the
Rules of Practice of the Supreme Court of Ohio, including requirements as
to form, number, and timeliness of filings.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, sua sponte, that service shall be
deemed made on respondent by sending this order, and all other orders in
this case, by certified mail to the most recent address respondent has given
to the Attorney Registration Office.
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10/27/00


IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of this court issue
certified copies of this order as provided for in Gov.Bar R. V(8)(D)(1), that
publication be made as provided for in Gov.Bar R. V(8)(D)(2), and that
respondent bear the costs of publication.

00-1773. In re Flask.
On October 4, 2000, and pursuant to Gov.Bar R. V(5)(A)(3), the Secretary of the
Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline of the Supreme Court of
Ohio certified to the Supreme Court a certified copy of a judgment entry of a
felony conviction against Edward A. Flask, a.k.a. Edward Andrew Flask, an
attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio.

Upon consideration thereof and pursuant to Gov.Bar R. V(5)(A)(4), it is
ordered and decreed that Edward A. Flask, a.k.a. Edward Andrew Flask, Attorney
Registration No. 0016512, last known business address in Youngstown, Ohio, be,
and hereby is, suspended from the practice of law for an interim period, effective
as of the date of this entry.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this matter be, and is hereby, referred to
the Disciplinary Counsel for investigation and commencement of disciplinary
proceedings.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Edward A. Flask, a.k.a. Edward Andrew
Flask, immediately cease and desist from the practice of law in any form and is
hereby forbidden to appear on behalf of another before any court, judge,
commission, board, administrative agency, or other public authority.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, effective immediately, he be forbidden to
counsel or advise, or prepare legal instruments for others or in any manner perform
legal services for others.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that he is hereby divested of each, any, and all
of the rights, privileges, and prerogatives customarily accorded to a member in
good standing of the legal profession of Ohio.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that, pursuant to Gov.Bar R. X(3)(G),
respondent shall complete one credit hour of continuing legal education for each
month, or portion of a month, of the suspension. As part of the total credit hours of
continuing legal education required by Gov.Bar R. X(3)(G), respondent shall
complete one credit hour of instruction related to professional conduct required by
Gov.Bar R. X(3)(A)(1), for each six months, or portion of six months, of the
suspension.
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10/27/00


IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that respondent shall not be reinstated to the
practice of law in Ohio until (1) respondent complies with the requirements for
reinstatement set forth in the Supreme Court Rules for the Government of the Bar
of Ohio; (2) respondent complies with this and all other orders issued by this court;
(3) respondent complies with the Supreme Court Rules for the Government of the
Bar of Ohio; and (4) this court orders respondent reinstated.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, sua sponte, by the court, that within ninety
days of the date of this order, respondent shall reimburse any amounts that have
been awarded by the Clients' Security Fund pursuant to Gov.Bar R. VIII(7)(F). It
is further ordered, sua sponte, by the court that if, after the date of this order, the
Clients' Security Fund awards any amount against the respondent pursuant to
Gov.Bar R. VIII(7)(F), the respondent shall reimburse that amount to the Clients'
Security Fund within ninety days of the notice of such award.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that on or before thirty days from the date of
this order, respondent shall:

1. Notify all clients being represented in pending matters and any co-
counsel of his suspension and his consequent disqualification to act as an attorney
after the effective date of this order and, in the absence of co-counsel, also notify
the clients to seek legal service elsewhere, calling attention to any urgency in
seeking the substitution of another attorney in his place;

2. Regardless of any fees or expenses due him, deliver to all clients being
represented in pending matters any papers or other property pertaining to the client,
or notify the clients or co-counsel, if any, of a suitable time and place where the
papers or other property may be obtained, calling attention to any urgency for
obtaining such papers or other property;

3. Refund any part of any fees or expenses paid in advance that are
unearned or not paid, and account for any trust money or property in his possession
or control;

4. Notify opposing counsel in pending litigation or, in the absence of
counsel, the adverse parties of his disqualification to act as an attorney after the
effective date of this order, and file a notice of disqualification of respondent with
the court or agency before which the litigation is pending for inclusion in the
respective file or files;

5. Send all such notices required by this order by certified mail with a
return address where communications may thereafter be directed to respondent;

6. File with the Clerk of this court and the Disciplinary Counsel of the
Supreme Court an affidavit showing compliance with this order, showing proof of
service of notices required herein, and setting forth the address where the affiant
may receive communications; and
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10/27/00


7. Retain and maintain a record of the various steps taken by respondent
pursuant to this order.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that respondent shall keep the Clerk and the
Disciplinary Counsel advised of any change of address where respondent may
receive communications.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, sua sponte, that all documents filed with this
court in this case shall meet the filing requirements set forth in the Rules of
Practice of the Supreme Court of Ohio, including requirements as to form, number,
and timeliness of filings.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED, sua sponte, that service shall be deemed made
on respondent by sending this order, and all other orders in this case, by certified
mail to the most recent address respondent has given to the Attorney Registration
Office.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of this court issue certified
copies of this order as provided for in Gov.Bar R. V(8)(D)(1), that publication be
made as provided for in Gov.Bar R. V(8)(D)(2), and that respondent bear the costs
of publication.

Douglas, J., not participating.

ADMINISTRATIVE DOCKET

In re Re-Petition of the Massachusetts School of Law for Permission for its
Graduates to Take the Bar Examination.
On May 22, 2000, the Massachusetts School of Law filed a Re-Petition for its
Graduates to Take the Bar Examination, and on August 7, 2000, it filed a Motion
to Supplement the Record. Upon consideration thereof,

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Re-Petition be, and hereby is, denied.

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