Monday, September 21, 2009

The Harshest Sanction of All?

Last week, in the case of Nault v. The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Foundation, No. 6:09-CV-1229 (M.D. Fla.), U.S. District Judge Gregory A. Presnell ordered that the plaintiff's attorney "shall re-read the Local Rules and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in their entirety."

The order was in response to an ill-conceived motion that the court found was, among other things, "riddled with unprofessional grammatical and typographical errors that nearly render the entire Motion incomprehensible."

(Hat Tip: Above the Law)

--A

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The very same judge who ordered attorneys to settle a discovery dispute by playing "rock paper scissors" on the courthouse steps a few years ago!

http://money.cnn.com/2006/06/07/magazines/fortune/rps_fortune/

Posted by: William McGeveran | Sep 22, 2009 12:34:34 PM

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