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In re Tsoutsouris

Supreme Court of Indiana
748 N.E.2d 856 (2001)


Facts

James Tsoutsouris (defendant) was an attorney in Indiana. While representing a client in a child-support modification action, Tsoutsouris began dating his client. The client and Tsoutsouris dated and engaged in consensual sexual relations for a few weeks. Tsoutsouris ended the relationship, but the client requested Tsoutsouris represent her in another matter two years later. The next year, the client was forced to seek mental-health treatment and informed her counselor of the former sexual relationship with Tsoutsouris. Tsoutsouris was disciplined for having an improper sexual relationship with a client. Tsoutsouris filed a petition for review, contending that the sexual relationship with his client did not violate the Rules of Professional Conduct.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Per curiam)

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