A Nebraska lawyer’s lackadaisical responses to his client’s inquiries on the social networking site, Facebook have resulted in him being suspended for 90 days. The Nebraska Supreme Court approved the suspension in an April 27 opinion, which includes a one-year probationary period of monitoring in a conditional admission to the allegations.
The lawyer, Dustin Garrison, was accused of failing to adequately answer his client’s questions and explain the status of his client’s personal injury case against a driver who was in a car registered to a Texas corporation.
According to the ethics charges against Garrison, he responded to his client’s Facebook inquiries with statements such as:
- I will take care of it.
- I will explain later.
- We are fine.
- Be happy. We are in the driver’s seat.
- I’m busy right now.
- U realize we sued the wrong company right? We got the money from a company that had it. The correct company would never have had this type of money to pay our judgment.
- This is complicated.
- We’ve been busting our asses getting ready for this hearing.
- I can’t explain the whole process.
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