Disbarred Texas Atty Wins New Trial For Alleged Misconduct

Law360 (May 31, 2018, 7:50 PM EDT) -- A Texas state appellate court on Thursday overturned a misconduct finding against an attorney who was disbarred for allegedly lying under oath and hiding assets during a bankruptcy, ruling in a split decision that the lower court was wrong to allow a federal judge to testify against him and ordering a new trial.

The panel voted 2-1 that testimony by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Marvin Isgur, who oversaw a suit involving attorney Mark A. Cantu, his wife and their company, was not necessary in a disciplinary action against Cantu and that the judge therefore should not have been put on the stand,...

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