Atty Sanctioned But Not Removed For Menopause Comment

By Tom Zanki (August 17, 2015, 7:48 PM EDT) -- An attorney who asked a female colleague if she was going through menopause during a deposition won't be barred from representing plaintiffs in a case involving a 2009 Puerto Rico refinery explosion but faces lesser sanctions for his conduct, a federal judge ruled Monday.

U.S. District Judge Francisco Besosa ordered attorney Camilo Salas to pay $1,000 legal fees to Dora L. Monserrate for bringing her motion and to complete a continuing legal education course on attorney professionalism and professional conduct by Feb. 1, 2016.

Besosa said Salas' repeated apologies and lack of a pattern of similar behavior served as mitigating factors...

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