SALINA, Kan. (KSNT) — A Salina lawyer has been disbarred for “ghosting” his clients, the courts, and investigators in cases that day again as much as 2017, according to court docket directors. The Kansas Supreme Courtroom disbarred James D. Sweet in an feeling submitted Friday.

The Deputy Disciplinary Administrator Kathleen Lippert said the disbarment stems from two issues submitted by two shoppers symbolizing four diverse civil circumstances.

Lippert appeared just before the Kansas Supreme Courtroom and outlined a list of issues versus Sweet, declaring the investigation had lasted five months and Sweet had hardly ever fulfilled with an investigator.

Sweet experienced been employed to protect a bar proprietor recognized only as E.G. and another customer determined as J.M. in three civil fits. Equally shoppers stated Sweet unsuccessful to look for court docket hearings, unsuccessful to put together for hearings, and unsuccessful to inform purchasers of settlement gives.

Though Sweet was supplied an opportunity to appear by Zoom videoconference, he notified the courtroom he would not be capable to seem for a listening to.

Sweet confronted either disbarment or indefinite suspension. The courtroom selected to disbar Sweet.

The respondent’s actions and inactions wasted resources of the demo court and the investigators. Additional importantly, individuals items respondent did and failed to do triggered fantastic monetary and psychological hurt to his clients.”

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The court purchased Sweet to cover the cost of the proceedings.