Lawyer sanctioned for abusive tactics


The N.J. Law Journal reports:

A federal appeals court has affirmed an $18,386 sanction against a law firm for an associate’s repeated interjections during the deposition of her expert witness, conduct the court called “abusive, unprofessional, and obstructionist.” The fees were assessed against Beattie Padovano of Montvale based on Vanessa Elliott’s attempts to provide answers for the expert when opposing counsel challenged his report, and on her untimely production of a supplemental report that changed data in a previous one. The Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on March 25 also upheld the award of summary judgment to the defense on the underlying age- and gender-bias claims in DeVille v. Givaudan Fragrances Corp., 10-2722 and 10-2723.


About Lawrence "Larry" Berezin

I retired from the private practice of law after a 35-year legal career and fight parking tickets for people like you and me. I love sharing valuable information and beating NYC parking tickets for the driving community in NYC

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