North Dakota Attorney Deceit Code

North Dakota Legislative Branch

27-13-08. Misconduct of attorney – Penalty – Treble civil damages forfeited.

Every attorney who:

  1. Is guilty of any deceit or collusion or consents to any deceit or collusion with intent to

    deceive the court or any party;

  2. Willfully delays the attorney’s client’s suit with a view to the attorney’s own gain; or
  3. 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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