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Civil War Heats Up in California State Bar

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The California State Bar fired a public information officer who had close ties to ousted Bar leader Joseph Dunn, the fired press officer claims in court.

Thomas Layton claims that current chief trial counsel Jayne Kim tried to drag him into her "high-profile war against Joseph Dunn," arising out of Dunn's report that Kim had removed 269 backlogged cases from internal records to make her office appear more productive.

Dunn subsequently sued the Bar and its President Craig Holden in a whistleblower action, and that case is now in arbitration.

"Someone is off the rails at the State Bar," Layton's attorney Robert Baker told Courthouse News. "I don't know who it is, but I'm going to find out."

Layton sued the California State Bar, Kim and 20 "board defendants"on Monday in Superior Court.

Read the whole story at Courthouse News Service

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