A New Jersey lawyer's attempt to save a time-barred malpractice suit by wrapping it up as a federal RICO and civil rights case has drawn an unorthodox sanction: Rather than dock the lawyer for fees, the judge ordered him to take courses in federal practice and procedure, professionalism and legal ethics in order to "become familiar with the legal principles that have apparently escaped him during the course of this litigation."
Lawyer Sent Back to School as Sanction for Frivolous Lawsuit
New Jersey Law Journal
August 26, 2003
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