Katten Faces Contempt Threat in Breitbart Libel Case

Law360, Washington (September 11, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Wednesday threatened to hold attorneys at Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in contempt of court unless they satisfactorily answered questions regarding the estate of their client Andrew Breitbart in a libel suit brought against the blogger by former U.S. Department of Agriculture official Shirley Sherrod.

U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon said he was mystified that Breitbart's attorneys from Katten Muchin did not know whether or not Breitbart died intestate and said he feared that the firm and Breitbart's estate — or...
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