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Associate Justices, Audrey Collins , Thomas Willhite Jr. and Brian Currey of California's Second District Court of Appeal. (Photo: Courtesy Photo) Associate Justices Audrey Collins, Thomas Willhite Jr. and Brian Currey of California’s Second District Court of Appeal. Courtesy photo

Three appellate court judges decided to turn their opinion in a defamation lawsuit into a “teachable moment” for an attorney who complimented the appearance of the female trial judge in the case.

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Alaina Lancaster

Alaina Lancaster, based in San Francisco, covers disruptive trends and technologies shaping the future of law. She authors the weekly legal futurist newsletter What's Next. Contact her at alancaster@alm.com. On Twitter: @a_lancaster3

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