In an opinion handed down late Wednesday in a long-running legal wrangle over groceries, Chief Judge Ed Carnes repeatedly slapped down the trial court judge and the lawyer who persuaded him to ignore instructions issued by the circuit in an earlier appeal.

The decision—which included Senior Judge Robert Lanier Anderson and Barrington D. Parker of the Second Circuit—specifically called out the offending attorney, Brian P. Watt of Troutman Sanders, and District Judge Donald M. Middlebrooks of the Southern District of Florida.

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