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|Canadian Employment Law Today

Ryan v. Law Society (New Brunswick), (2003) 2003 CarswellNB 145 (S.C.C.)

Michael Ryan, a New Brunswick lawyer, was disbarred by the province’s law society after he misled two of his clients about the status of their wrongful dismissal claim.

Over a five-and-a-half-year period, he took no action on their behalf and spun an elaborate web of deceit. He even gave his clients a judgement from the New Brunswick Court of Appeal, a seven-page document he forged himself.