Swift Justice: 4 Eye-Catching Copyright Beatdowns

By Bill Donahue (November 20, 2015, 4:56 PM EST) -- No matter the area of law, frustration appears to be the common factor behind the phenomenon that has come to be known as the "benchslap."

Judges see a lot nonsensical behavior from the attorneys and clients who enter their courtrooms, and the vast majority of the time, they respond in the measured, equitable fashion that their position of power demands. But every once and a while, things bubble over.

"Judges see a lot of questionable lawsuits," said Jordan Sigale, an intellectual property litigator with the firm Dunlap Codding. "Their dockets are getting larger, and what we expect of these people involves...

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