Wednesday, November 27, 2013
An attorney who engaged in a pattern of bad faith litigation tactics and false allegations against judicial officers and others was indefinitely suspended with no possibility of reinstatement for nine months by the Minnesota Supreme Court.
The court rejected a referee's findings that the attorney's cooperation and lack of prior discipline were mitigating factors.
The conduct took place over eleven filings in five matters on behalf of a single client - the Dr. R.C. Samanta Roy Institute of Science and Technology.
Among other allegations, the attorney called a Wisconsin judge part of a "secretive racist society."
The pleadings also made reference to "black robed bigots," "dirty Catholics," and compared the justice the client received to justice meted out to Jews by Hitler.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has information about the underlying dispute.
Above the Law had this earlier coverage. (Mike Frisch)