A New Jersey attorney was disciplined for failing to pursue a police civil rights case he deemed meritless after agreeing to try the case.

The state Supreme Court issued a reprimand to Raymond A. Grimes, a solo practitioner in Neshanic Station, based on the Disciplinary Review Board’s assertion that he failed to pursue the case over a two-year period, after leading the client to believe he would handle the case up until trial.

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