Thursday, December 24, 2015

Tabernacle school board's lawyer sanctioned for hearing no-show.

An administrative judge ordered an attorney from the Mount Laurel law firm of Parker McCay to pay his adversary $2,626.68 for missing one court hearing and being late to another.

In his December 21, 2015 ruling, Administrative Law Judge John R. Futey ordered lawyer Cameron R. Morgan to pay $2,626.68 to reimburse attorney Jamie Epstein for the time he wasted attending a May 14, 2015 hearing for which Morgan failed to appear and for arriving one hour and twenty minutes late to another hearing.  Morgan's lapses occurred during his representation of the Tabernacle Township (Burlington County) Board of Education in a special education matter.  Futey characterized Morgan's excuse for failing to attend the May hearing as "lame at best."