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A Louisiana attorney could be suspended for two years after allegedly charging a client with Huntington’s disease top dollar for running errands.The state’s disciplinary board for lawyers recommended the two-year suspension after finding the lawyer, Katherine Guste, charged excessive fees, the Legal Profession Blog reported Monday.
But the board rejected the charge that the attorney tried to take advantage of an ill client.
The 63-year-old client had Huntington’s disease, a genetic disorder that can cause cognitive impairment.
Guste allegedly charged $125 per hour for things like packing the client’s household goods, taking him to a phone company office, and taking him to Wal-Mart.
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