High Court Won't Discipline Foley Atty For Jumbled Petition

By Aebra Coe (March 23, 2015, 10:05 AM EDT) -- A Foley & Lardner LLP partner on Monday was freed of a rare sanction threat from the U.S. Supreme Court for filing an impenetrable, jargon-packed petition in a patent suit that the lawyer says was penned largely by his client.

In an order Monday, the high court warned attorneys against filing cert petitions not stated in "plain terms," and let Foley partner Howard Shipley off the hook.

"The order to show cause, dated Dec. 8, 2014, is discharged," the high court said Monday. "All members of the bar are reminded, however, that they are responsible—as officers of the court—for compliance with...

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