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Lawyer agrees to disbarment, kept client in the dark (access required)

A Northern Virginia consumer lawyer has consented to license revocation more than four years after he was sanctioned by a federal judge for keeping a client in the dark and prolonging litigation. Ernest P. Francis rejected two settlement offers without consulting his client in a consumer debt case marked by “pervasive incivility,” the Virginia State Bar ...