The lawyer who was hit with sanctions for failing to rein in a foul-mouthed client is asking a judge for permission to drop the client and begging for the sanctions to be lifted. Client Aaron Wider's alleged misconduct included dropping 73 "F-bombs" during his deposition -- prompting a federal judge to impose sanctions of more than $29,000 on attorney Joseph R. Ziccardi. The case created a sensation in the blogosphere as a slew of commentators linked to the decision as an example of a litigant gone wild.
Lawyer Hopes F-Word Means 'Forgiven,' Asks Court to Lift Sanctions
The Legal Intelligencer
May 7, 2008