Supreme Court Denies Appeal Over Wordy Pleading

Law360, New York (April 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Tuesday to hear an appeal from an employment attorney who was ordered to pay thousands of dollars to United Parcel Service Inc. after a lengthy pleading he wrote was dubbed “unduly burdensome.”

Attorney Thomas R. Buchanan filed the appeal after his 480-page pleading triggered a $1,000 sanction and an order to reimburse attorneys’ fees of $10,000 each to UPS and Local 41 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

The denial leaves untouched a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals...
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