DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) An attorney accused of mishandling client billing in an employment lawsuit has been reprimanded by the Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Discipline Board.
The Quad-City Times reports that the board filed the reprimand Aug. 18 against Cameron Davidson, saying he violated state rules of professional conduct.
The charges stem from his work in 2012 representing Moline-based agricultural manufacturer Deere & Co. against an age discrimination lawsuit.
The reprimand states that Davidson billed Deere for court sanctions totaling about $2,800 and labeled the amounts as miscellaneous costs and miscellaneous attorneys’ fees. The reprimand says Davidson did not inform Deere that the sanctions resulted from his own lack of diligence and communication.
Davidson said Saturday that he reported the irregularities himself in an effort to be forthcoming.