Faced with the prospect of harsh discipline from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, well-known plaintiffs lawyer Walter Lack attempted the following play on Thursday: Convince three judges that his misconduct wasn't intentional, even though he signed a document admitting it was. Rather than helping his cause, the panel appeared to think Lack was dodging responsibility. Lack may have actually aggravated his situation by appearing in person, said one judge.
Lawyer Facing Possible Discipline Digs Hole a Little Deeper
October 19, 2009