Ex-Mintz Levin Patent Atty Sues Divorce Judge

By Kat Greene (July 27, 2016, 10:43 PM EDT) -- A patent attorney who lost his job at Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky & Popeo after he was sanctioned for "bullying" opponents in a custody battle accused the judge overseeing his divorce of destroying his life, filing claims of defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress in New York federal court on Wednesday.

Anthony Zappin had been an associate practicing patent law at Mintz Levin when he was terminated from the firm in September after New York Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper leveled a $10,000 sanctions order at him, concluding Zappin had violated the rules of professional conduct by attacking and...

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