Friday, December 7, 2012

Suspended Together

The New Jersey Supreme Court has entered orders suspending for three months a husband and wife law partners who were charged with misconduct during the course of their law practice.

The Disciplinary Review Board had recommended that the husband be suspended for three months and the wife disbarred for knowing misappropriation of entrusted funds.

The court rejected the DRB's finding that intentional misappropriation had been proved by clear and convincing evidence against the wife. Rather (and without explanation), the court stated that its review of the record found that the misappropriation was a result of negligence.

The court imposed three-month suspensions of both husband and wife. The suspensions are effective January 4, 2013 and until further court order.

The links take you to the DRB report (a single document available at both links) and the court orders. (MIke Frisch)

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