Deutsch v. Phil’s Icehouse, Incorporated

Lower court slaps attorney with $175k in sanctions, refers issue for possible disbarment for “habitual, bad faith misconduct.” Wowza! Among other things, the attorney filed police report accusing opposing counsel of stalking and making terroristic threats, submitted over 100 court documents with ad hominem attacks (and often false statements) on opposing counsel, filed slander suit against opposing counsel’s legal assistant, fabricated out of whole cloth an email to be used as evidence and lied to the court about doing so. Fifth Circuit: Affirmed.

Tags: 2018, Attorney Misconduct, Attorney's Fees, Fifth Circuit, Professional Responsibility

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