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Idaho Attorney Resigns For 5 Years Over Complaints

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - An attorney who has been reprimanded nine times in the past 13 years has agreed to resign from practicing law in Idaho for the next five years.
    
The Coeur d'Alene Press reports (http://bit.ly/1360DN8) North Idaho attorney Larry D. Purviance of Dalton Gardens agreed to the resignation in order to avoid disciplinary proceedings.
    
An order of the Idaho Supreme Court signed on Wednesday says Purviance's resignation is effective Aug. 15.
    
The Idaho State Bar's counsel, Bradley Andrews, filed a 20-page complaint against Purviance last month. It alleged Purviance violated the Idaho Rules of Professional Conduct by failing to abide by client objectives, advising a client to engage in criminal or fraudulent conduct, failing to refund fees and costs and failing to expedite litigation.
    
The newspaper couldn't reach Purviance for comment.
    

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