Thursday, April 17, 2008
The New York Appellate Division for the Fourth Judicial Department censured an attorney who had agreed to and did pay a nonlawyer for a referral that resulted in the lawyer's retention and failing to pay one-half of the fee to his partner in violation of a order applicable to the partnership dissolution. Mitigation: candor, cooperation, extreme remorse and a contentious partnership breakup.
The link takes you to the court's web page. The case is Matter of Krug, decided March 14,2008. (Mike Frisch)