Thursday, August 11, 2011
The New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department has accepted the resignation of an attorney who admitted the following misconduct:
...he acknowledges that he falsely advised a former client that a $1.25 million medical malpractice judgment had been entered in her favor and gave her an IOLA check in the amount of $858,390, which allegedly represented her share of the award and which was returned for insufficient funds when, in fact, the action had been stayed nearly four years earlier after the defendant hospital filed for bankruptcy protection and no award or funds were ever paid to respondent in relation to the action. Respondent expresses his regret and apologizes for his conduct.
What could this (now former) attorney have been thinking? (Mike Frisch)