Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The Indiana Supreme Court has publicly reprimanded an attorney who represented a client in an employment dispute.
The attorney wrote a letter to the former employer demanding a $70,000 payment under the wage claim act. The letter further advised the former employer that the act is enforced by the Office of the Attorney General, that he had attended high school with the former Indiana Attorney General, and that "he did not think he would have much problem in getting his successor's attention."
The letter improperly stated or implied an ability to influence improperly a government agency or official. The attorney was sorry he sent it. (Mike Frisch)