Judge Frowns At McDermott Head's "Happy" Remark

Law360, New York (May 31, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The head of the bankruptcy practice at powerhouse McDermott, Will & Emery LLP may lose his right to practice in southern Florida after accusing a judge of being “a few french fries short of a Happy Meal.”

McDermott's Chicago-based William P. Smith has been slapped with a show-cause order by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Laurel Myerson Isicoff, who did not take kindly to the now-infamous remark directed at her.

The comment came at a May 7 hearing during the bankruptcy case of South Beach Community Hospital, where...
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