Saturday, July 14, 2012

Lawyer Hit With Disciplinary Action For Allegedly Filing Phony Pleadings Under Forged Signatures Of Opposing Counsel

In Galveston, Texas, The Southeast Texas Record reports:

  • The Commission For Lawyer Discipline has filed suit against Houston attorney Calvin C. Jackson over allegations he committed forgery.

    According to a lawsuit filed June 18, Jackson "deceitfully" filed pleadings in a June 2010 lawsuit in Galveston County Court at Law No. 3 under the forged signatures of the plaintiff's counsel. Jackson was representing one of the defendants in the litigation, which was consolidated into another case.

    Recent court documents claim Jackson falsely signed Houston attorney Cedrick Muhammad's name on a motion to retain case on June, 2, 2011, and fraudulently put attorney Kendric Ceaser's, also of Houston, name on a motion to reinstate after dismissal without prejudice a month later.

    The defendant did not have either counsel's permission to sign on their behalf, the suit contends.

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