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Lawyer Disbarred Over Video Game 'Addiction'

A Pennsylvania lawyer has been suspended after blaming a video game addiction for sloppy work. His actions, or lack of them, led to seventeen separate complaints from clients. Matthew Eshelman of Carlisle, Pennsylvania was disciplined by the state's ... Supreme Court Disciplinary Board, which regulates lawyers. It voted to suspend his license for three years; this was reduced from an initial recommendation for a five-year ban because board members felt Eshelman had originally been a skilled lawyer and should be able to return to this level of performance once he dealt with personal problems. ... (view more)

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