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7th Circ. Slams Suspended Wis. Atty For 'Serial' Misconduct

Law360 (April 1, 2019, 11:36 PM EDT) -- A Wisconsin attorney who was disbarred by the state's Supreme Court last year was hit with sanctions on Monday by a Seventh Circuit appeals panel in a scathing opinion that ripped her "serial dilatory, vexatious, and unprofessional litigation practices."

The three-judge panel said attorney Wendy Alison Nora had "crossed the boundaries of acceptable conduct" by advancing frivolous legal arguments, seeking unjustified delays in litigation, and lodging serious but unsupported accusations against her opponents in a case over a home foreclosure by HSBC.

"Courts have sanctioned Nora for this conduct before, but apparently she has not received the message that it will...

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