North Dakota Legislative Branch
27-13-08. Misconduct of attorney – Penalty – Treble civil damages forfeited.
Every attorney who:
- Is guilty of any deceit or collusion or consents to any deceit or collusion with intent to
deceive the court or any party;
- Willfully delays the attorney’s client’s suit with a view to the attorney’s own gain; or
- Willfully receives any money or other property for or on account of any money or debt
which the attorney has not laid out or become answerable for,
is guilty of a class A misdemeanor and in addition forfeits to the party injured treble damages to be recovered in a civil action.
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Misconduct of attorney