The vast majority of motions by lawyers seeking pro hac vice admission in federal court go unopposed and are quickly granted. But in MAR-VEL International Inc. v. Milnes, an ugly battle erupted that ended in a judge’s sharp criticism and denial of the motion.

Senior U.S. District Judge John P. Fullam decided that attorney John Vogel is not entitled to pro hac vice admission because he is licensed only in the state of New York, but is maintaining a law office in Radnor, Pa.

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