Monday, October 26, 2015

Swamped at work? Don't try this.

A New York paralegal, swamped with work and tired of working long, under-appreciated hours at his firm, decided to “make his job a little easier” by forging the signatures of 76 judges on 117 personal injury settlement agreements over a two-year period.

To me, this is a perfect example of the phrase – It takes less time to do something right than to do it over.

In this case, however, doing it over doesn't appear to be an option. The paralegal has been arrested on 234 counts of forgery. Ouch.

Additionally, the Court has ordered higher payments for the personal-injury plaintiffs whose settlements were not officially authorized by the Court.

The insurance company paying the settlements has sued the law firm for failure to adequately supervise the paralegal.

Ya think?

Story on Above The Law 


  1. *slaps face*

    And the paralegal didn't think this might be forgery? Clearly not a paralegal any attorney would want in his or her office! :)

    1. Yeah no kidding! Forging JUDGES' names? Not the brightest bulb on the tree.

  2. You've got to be kidding!!! That's just insane!!!