Attorney Marvin Barish could be hit with harsh sanctions by a federal judge for threatening to kill an Amtrak defense lawyer and calling him a “fat pig” during a trial recess.

Attorney Paul F.X. Gallagher of Gallagher Reilly Lachat & Egbert claims Barish grew angry about his questions of the plaintiff in a January 1999 trial and told Gallagher during a break, “I will kill you with my bare hands.”

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