'Annoyance Lawyer' Seeks Rehearing After 2nd Circ. Ejection

Law360 (January 2, 2020, 6:32 PM EST) -- A self-described "annoyance lawyer" wants another chance to argue his case before the Second Circuit after he was booted from an appellate hearing last month for “disrespectful and discourteous” conduct in the courtroom.

Queens-based attorney Todd C. Bank has asked the full Second Circuit to revisit last month’s decision by a three-judge panel, which affirmed a lower court's dismissal of a case Bank filed on behalf of another lawyer, Robert Doyle, who was contesting a character affidavit requirement for admission to the federal bar in the Eastern District of New York.

In a terse three-page decision filed Dec. 16, the appellate...

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