An administrative law judge in Nassau County, N.Y., who repeatedly called a litigant while her matter was pending before him and then made dinner plans with her shortly after he ruled in her favor has been suspended from practicing law for three years.

Traffic Violations Bureau Administrative Law Judge Michael H. Dorsky “not only acted improperly in pursuing a personal relationship with the subject of an administrative hearing over which he presided, but also engaged in a selective view of the evidence presented at [his disciplinary] hearing, ignored prior warnings about ex parte communications from the [Department of Motor Vehicles], and made false denials about his conduct to the Inspector General’s office,” a unanimous New York State Appellate Division, 2nd Department, panel ruled in Matter of Dorsky, 2009-02056.

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