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Montana Supreme Court suspends lawyer for at least 7 months

November 2, 2018 GMT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has suspended an attorney for at least seven months after the attorney failed to file an appeal for a client in a civil rights case.

The Billings Gazette reports David S. Freedman, whose Freedman and Assoc. Law Group is located in Billings, is required to notify current clients, opposing counsel and co-counsel about his suspension.

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Freedman did not immediately respond to a voicemail and email from the Billings Gazette seeking comment.

The suspension will last a minimum of seven months, effective Nov. 30. Freedman can petition for reinstatement.

Freedman failed to file an appeal as requested by his client, Brian John Temple. Temple had sued the city of Helena, an Helena hospital and a Helena police officer after the officer shot Temple.

The U.S. District Court for Montana ruled against Temple in October 2016.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com