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Court panel imposes one-year suspension for lawyer

After a failed appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia, a previously imposed 12-month suspension for Norfolk-based attorney Curtis Brown is now effective.

A panel of Norfolk Circuit Court judges found that he made false statements to a jury during a 2007 personal injury case in Chesapeake, reports The Virginian-Pilot.

The suspension order indicates Brown sought a hearing to determine the effective date of his suspension, but the three-judge panel refused and ordered the suspension effective immediately.

The Supreme Court’s July order recounts evidence that Brown made false statements in open court about circumstances of a deposition.

This is not the first suspension for Brown, who lost his law license for a month in 2009 for mishandling a capital murder case. He has also faced a public reprimand and sanctions in separate matters.

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