The end of John K. Weir’s career at Holland & Knight arrived on his Connecticut doorstep the Saturday morning of Nov. 16, 2002, in an express mail envelope.

The enclosed memo from firm General Counsel L. Kinder Cannon stated that Weir, a partner at Holland & Knight and its New York predecessor for over 20 years, was expelled from the firm retroactive to Nov. 4, 2002. He was instructed to never again return to the Manhattan office he had left the evening before at 6 p.m.

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