$10K Sanctions For Late-Filing Atty Exposed By Instagram

By RJ Vogt (April 30, 2018, 9:23 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge has imposed a $10,000 sanction on a lawyer whose excuse for missing a court filing deadline in an employment suit was later refuted by photos on her Instagram account, writing that she deliberately misled the court and other attorneys about a trip she took to Mexico.

Lina M. Franco of Lina Franco Law PC had told the court she was "forced to leave the country due to a family emergency in Mexico City" on Thursday Nov. 21, 2016, two days before she was due to file a collective certification bid on behalf of her clients Siu...

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