A federal judge has refused to reconsider sanctions he imposed on a lawyer for not reining in a foul-mouthed client during a deposition, declaring that, though the lawyer wasn't informed of the precise rule he would be sanctioned under, he was able to mount a "meaningful defense." In a Feb. 29 decision, Judge Eduardo C. Robreno had imposed sanctions of more than $29,000 on attorney Joseph R. Ziccardi and his client, Aaron Wider, whose alleged misconduct included dropping 73 "F bombs" during his deposition.
Judge Maintains Lawyer's Sanctions Over Cursing Client
The Legal Intelligencer
August 18, 2008