French Fry Remark Proves Costly For McDermott Head

Law360, New York (June 21, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- William P. Smith may have left a Florida bankruptcy court this week with a slap on the wrist but the chairman of McDermott Will & Emery's bankruptcy practice has still been forced to relinquish his title in the wake of telling a Miami judge that she was “a few French fries short of a Happy Meal.”

On Wednesday, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Laurel Isicoff of the U.S. Bankrupcty Court for the Southern District of Florida decided to go easy on Smith after the now-infamous remark, opting not...
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