Judge Chastises Attys Over Lyondell Race Bias Fight

Law360, New York (July 18, 2011, 7:52 PM EDT) -- A New York bankruptcy judge on Monday slammed lawyers for both sides of a $10 million employee race discrimination case against reorganized Lyondell Chemical Co., saying attorney antics had made him “go ballistic.”

The plaintiffs, Frederick Royster and Scott Miller, have been fighting an increasingly acrimonious battle with Lyondell over whether the two can bring a $10 million claim over alleged workplace racism that began prior to the company's bankruptcy.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert E. Gerber at one point threatened the plaintiffs' lawyer, David M. Taus,...
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