Atty Accused Of Shaking Butt Tells His Side Under Seal

Law360 (March 12, 2020, 6:22 PM EDT) -- A BakerHostetler partner accused of shaking his butt at opposing counsel during a mediation session submitted a sealed declaration Thursday telling his side of the story in compliance with a Texas federal judge’s order.

Chief U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal had ordered BakerHostetler partner Dennis Duffy to file his affidavit or declaration explaining his side of the alleged incident and why the judge shouldn’t sanction him by March 18. Duffy — who was at the time representing Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. in an employment discrimination case brought by plaintiff Alclair White — was called out for the alleged conduct by White’s...

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