A lawyer who resorted to cursing and name-calling during a deposition has been hit with a creative sanction by a federal judge. Instead of imposing any monetary punishment, federal Judge Gene E.K. Pratter ruled that attorney Lewis P. Hannah must take a CLE class on "civility and professionalism" and also sit down for a meal with his opponent. Pratter said she was inspired by a quote from Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew": "And do as adversaries do in law, Strive mightily but eat and drink as friends."
After Lawyer Curses Adversary During Deposition, Judge Orders Attorneys to Dinner Summit
The Legal Intelligencer
September 21, 2009