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Toledo Bar Association v. John G. Rust, Case no. 2009-1171
The Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline has recommended that a six-month suspension, with the full term of suspension stayed on conditions, be imposed against the license of attorney John G. Rust of Toledo for filing a wrongful death lawsuit in the name of a person who was not his client and who had not authorized Rust to initiate a court action on his behalf. The disciplinary board also recommended that Rust, who is 92 years of age and has been diagnosed with hearing problems and a minor cognitive disorder, serve a term of probation during which he undergo an evaluation by the Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program and participate in any programs or treatments that are recommended.