Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Five Years For Facebook Deletion Advice

The web page of the Virginia State Bar reports:

On July 17, 2013, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board suspended Matthew B. Murray’s license to practice law for five years for violating professional rules that govern candor toward the tribunal, fairness to opposing party and counsel, and misconduct. This was an agreed disposition of misconduct charges.

This disposes of the disciplinary case involving a prominent attorney who had advised his client to take down Facebook photos that might hurt damages in his wrongful death claim.

This post on the Virginia Law Weekly blog links to the trial court order referring the attorney to disciplinary authorities.

Earlier coverage by the ABA Journal is linked here. (MIke Frisch)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2013/08/the-web-page-of-the-virginia-state-bar-reports-on-july-17-2013.html

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