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Ohio Supreme Court permanently disbars Warren lawyer

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Three times was not a charm for a Warren attorney who has now been permanently disbarred by the Ohio Supreme Court.

In a split decision, the justices ruled on Thursday that John Large may no longer practice law in the State of Ohio following three disciplinary actions over the past nine years.

The latest incidents involved two separate clients in which the court says Large violated the Rules of Professional Conduct.

In the first case, Large was hired by a West Virginia couple to help them collect money they had loaned to another couple.

According to documents, Large delayed hearings in the case twice. The second time he didn't notify the clients who had driven six hours to be in court.

The case was re-scheduled and Large failed to show for the third time. The couple ended up representing themselves in court and were only able to collect some of the money that was owed to them.

The second case involved a Newton Falls client who went to court to recover $100,000 in damages from two men who unsuccessfully challenged his residency in an election dispute.

The court says attorney Large failed to gather evidence proving that his client suffered from emotional or any other kind of damages.

Court documents say Large withdrew the case on his own without informing his client, only to refile the case and again not telling his client.

This time the men being sued convinced the judge to dismiss the case and issue sanction's against Large's client, saying the lawsuits were frivolous.

The client was ordered to pay $10,306 in attorney fees for the first lawsuit and another $13,510 for the second suit.

Large, who became an attorney in 1997, was first disciplined in 2009 when his law license was suspended for one year for failing to file his tax returns and report employee earnings.

He was suspended from the practice of law for two years starting in 2012 for neglect, dishonesty, and other rule violations.

In addition to being disbarred, the court has ordered Large to reimburse his Newton Falls client $2,500 as well as the money from the frivolous lawsuit claims

The Supreme Court's judgment can be read here:

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