NJ High Court Shoots Down Decade-Old Atty Ethics Complaint

By Nick Muscavage (September 21, 2021, 3:55 PM EDT) -- New Jersey's high court on Tuesday shot down an ethics complaint that has been dogging an attorney for more than a decade, alleging that he improperly snooped on an adversary's Facebook account, finding that the attorney "may have had a good faith misunderstanding about the nature of Facebook" at the time.

The case stems back to 2007 when John J. Robertelli, a partner at Uniondale, New York-based Rivkin Radler LLP, was retained to represent Oakland, New Jersey, and a borough police sergeant in a personal injury suit filed by Dennis Hernandez. Hernandez claimed that he was struck by a police vehicle...

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