Friday, April 14, 2006

Attorney Humming Twilight Zone Theme in Divorce Acttion Brings Sanctions

A Connecticut divorce attorney has been reprimanded for violation of Rule 4.4 of the Rules of Professional Conduct for humming "The Twilight Zone" theme song to imply a client's ex-wife -- seated at the same table during a post-judgment divorce proceeding -- is mentally unstable.  The statewide grievance committee found the action in violation of the discipline rule that prohibits using "means that have no substantial purpose other than to embarrass, delay, or burden a third person." Reported in The Connecticut Law Tribune. 
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