Lawyer and Client Sanctioned $29K for Conduct During a Deposition

U.S. District Judge Eduardo Robreno of Philadelphia has tallied the number of times Aaron Wider, the CEO of HTFC, dropped the F-word or a variant of it in a deposition ? it was 73 times ? and calculated the more than $29,000 sanction he and his lawyer Joseph R. Ziccardi should pay. In his 44-page opinion in GMAC Bank v. HTFC Corp., U.S. District Judge Eduardo C. Robreno found that Ziccardi was also to blame for his client's hostile conduct because he failed to stop his client's tirades and persuade him to answer questions.

(via The Legal Intelligencer)

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