Sanction Visited for Brief Laden With ‘Pervasive’ Misstatements

September 10, 2013 – In The News
New Jersey Law Journal

Sarah Beth Johnson and William Honan were mentioned in the New Jersey Law Journal article "Sanction Visited for Brief Laden With ‘Pervasive’ Misstatements." While the full text can be found in the September 10, 2013, issue of New Jersey Law Journal, a synopsis is noted below.

An attorney who missed a filing date and attempted to remedy the mistake with a misleading brief has been sanctioned by a U.S. District Judge. The judge cited 12 “misstatements and/or mischaracterizations” by the attorney in his motion to vacate dismissal of an employment suit, Nanavanti v. Cape Regional Medical Center, 12-cv-3469.

Among the misstatements was the attorney’s contention that a motion to dismiss was granted on September 19, 2012, when it was in fact granted on October 23, 2012, the judge said.

Defense counsel Sarah Beth Johnson filed the motion to dismiss on September 18, 2012. William Honan was also a member of the defense’s representation.