Punishment Urged For Judge Who Threatened To Report Atty

Law360 (November 8, 2019, 8:09 PM EST) -- A New York state trial court judge should be admonished for threatening to file a professional grievance against an attorney who purportedly made an ethnically offensive comment unless the lawyer's client offered to settle the case, a state judicial conduct group has recommended.

Judge Genine D. Edwards, who serves on the Supreme Court in Brooklyn, New York, should be admonished after she gave attorney Michael L. Tawil the choice of either settling the motor vehicle injury case for $25,000 or being reported to a grievance board, according to an announcement on Thursday by the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct....

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