NJ Justices Say Atty Didn't Need Client's OK For Web Post

Law360, New York (July 19, 2016, 9:56 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court has dismissed ethics charges against an attorney over an article he published on his firm's website about an employment case, finding that he didn't need his client's prior consent to publicize publicly available material and he shouldn't be punished for not retaining copies of the website's pages.

The state high court on Friday rejected a December recommendation from the court's Disciplinary Review Board to reprimand Jay J. Chatarpaul, saying in its order that information in the article was "a matter of public record" and that "there is a lack of precedent" for disciplining an attorney for...

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