Justice Served: The Week In Judicial Benchslaps

Law360, New York (August 30, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT) -- Law360's weekly roundup of judicial benchslaps is led by a North Carolina federal judge with a stopwatch on some Sheppard Mullin lawyers, followed by another judge in New York who found a shareholder suit severely lacking.

Hit 'Em Where It Hurts

A North Carolina federal judge slapped some Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP lawyers in the wallet this week, threatening a hefty daily fine for discovery foot-dragging. 

In an order filed Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Frank D. Whitney described himself “perplexed” by counsel for plaintiff LendingTree,...
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