The District Reports, Containing Cases Decided in the Various Judicial Districts of the State of Pennsylvania. V. 1-30; 1892-1921 Volume 4

The District Reports, Containing Cases Decided in the Various Judicial Districts of the State of Pennsylvania. V. 1-30; 1892-1921 Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...each of above headings. specific acts complained of. A rule was granted and served on Mr. Ashton, and he filed answers, denying the allegations in the petition. After Mr. Ashton's return to the state (having been in Massachusetts from 1889 until 1893), he remained in the county but a short time, and then took up his. residence in Braddock, in Allegheny county; but he persistently urged the court to dispose of the rule pending against him, but failed to appear at any time whenthe case was on the list for argument, although he had knowledge of the timesfixed for the same. Finally, the case was argued in his absence, on Aug, 22, 1894, the court being satisfied, by correspondence with him in advance, that he had notice. The case was held under advisement, and subsequently, on Mr. Asht0n's personal request, a re-argument was granted. a mass of testimony taken, and a full and patient hearing given to the case, Mr. Ashton appearing in his own. behalf at the taking of the testimony and the argument. The specifications sets forth in the general charges are, among others, thatMr. Ashton had, by his immoral habits and practices, become afilicted with syphilus; that he had, on various occasions, threatened to do his wife bodily harm, and had deserted his wife and children without just cause or provocation, and failed to support and maintain them; that he had retained money belonging to clients, and failed, neglected and refused to pay over the same, and that hehad exhibited in his professional intercourse a trifling and insincerecharacter, which rendered him unworthy of the confidence of the court and clients, and brought him and the profession into reproach and disrepute. It cannot be questioned that, if these charges and specifications...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236744265