Ohio Firm Sanctioned $23K Over FMLA Defense About-Face

Law360 (July 28, 2020, 10:00 PM EDT) -- A Cleveland lawyer and his client were hit Tuesday with a $22,800 sanction for what a federal judge called a failure to comply with "the most basic discovery obligations" in defending against a Family Medical Leave Act suit filed last year.

In a final sanction order, U.S. District Judge Pamela A. Barker said attorney Jonathan Hyman, a partner at Meyers Roman Friedberg & Lewis, and his real estate industry client would share responsibility for a pattern of misrepresentations and related violations in the case.

Those included repeated assertions that the plaintiff, Michelle Brady, had been let go from her job as...

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