A New York judge has ordered court supervision of a lawyer for "objectionable conduct" toward a female opposing counsel who he said had a "cute little thing going on" during a deposition. According to transcripts of the deposition, Thomas Decea of Danzig Fishman & Decea also called Michelle Rice of Arkin Kaplan & Rice "hon" and "girl" and asked her why she was not wearing a wedding ring. The judge said Decea's behavior reflected gender bias as well as "a lack of civility, good manners and common courtesy."
Court Supervision of Attorney Ordered due to Lack of Civility
New York Law Journal
December 12, 2007