Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ouch! That's gotta hurt.

The Seventh Circuit, in an opinion written by Judge Posner, delivers an unrelenting smackdown to appellants' lawyer for violating the court's rule on the length of an appellate brief. After assailing the lawyer's response to a show-cause order, the court declares: "The motion to file an oversized brief is denied and the judgment of the district court summarily affirmed."

Abner v. Scott Memorial Hospital, No. 10-2713, slip op. (7th Cir. Mar. 9, 2011).

For extra credit, draft a script of the discussions you think will now take place between the lawyer and his clients.


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