NJ Atty Disciplined For Bogus Fee Doc In Lockheed Suit

Law360 (July 12, 2019, 9:49 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court on Friday reprimanded a lawyer for presenting a federal court and counsel for Lockheed Martin with a backdated version of a fee agreement signed by her client in support of a bid for attorney fees in an environmental suit against the defense contractor.

The state’s highest court accepted the December recommendation of its Disciplinary Review Board in issuing the reprimand to Julie Anna LaVan, whom the panel said violated state rules of professional conduct by misrepresenting to the court and defense counsel that she was producing the original fee agreement.

The panel found that LaVan “should...

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