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Wednesday, July 27, 2005
Bloglines - Lawyer Disbarred After Telling Client Fish Story About Unfiled Case
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This kind if "fish story" will get you a long vacation if you are a lawyer....silly lawyer....
A lawyer who told a client he had won a $1.1 million medical malpractice settlement, when no suit had even been filed, paid a heavy price last week for the deception: He was disbarred. Although a disciplinary review board recommended that Philip Morell receive a two-year suspension, the New Jersey Supreme Court ordered the higher penalty, partly based on the fact that Morell had previously been suspended for lying to another client.