SAN FRANCISCO — Weighing in on an episode that could redefine “discovery fight,” a state appellate panel lambasted a San Diego solo this week for allegedly threatening to pepper-spray and Tase opposing counsel at a 2014 deposition.

In upholding termination sanctions in his pro per case, the justices chastised Douglas Crawford for making the practice of law dangerous and reminded lawyers of the need for civility. The state bar in July moved to disbar Crawford over the incident, and he’s currently ineligible to practice.

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