A Southern California attorney is facing possible sanctions after sending opposing counsel more than 100 emails—many laced with profanity and discriminatory epithets—demanding a nine-figure settlement on behalf of his clients suing Allstate Insurance Co. in a home insurance coverage dispute. 

U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II of the Central District of California this week asked Culver City plaintiffs attorney Christopher Hook to show why he shouldn’t be sanctioned and the case tossed in light of his actions. 

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