Judge Scolds Dorsey Partners, Decries Civility Decline

Law360, New York (November 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- While withholding monetary sanctions, a federal judge has publicly reprimanded two partners at Dorsey & Whitney LLP as well as the firm itself and the plaintiff it represented, detailing the “deplorable” behavior of one lawyer in particular and waxing eloquent on the decline of civility in the legal system in a 129-page opinion.

Judge Harold Baer Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued his opinion Thursday, bringing to a close a case in which Dorsey & Whitney represented plaintiff...
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