Judge Axes Boies Atty Sanctions Over Long Depostion

Law360, New York (November 16, 2016, 8:05 PM EST) -- A Florida state judge nixed sanctions imposed against a Boies Schiller partner representing Philip Morris USA Inc. in a tobacco liability lawsuit who had argued that he wasn't even present when the judge decided that sanctions were warranted.

Brevard Circuit Judge Charles Roberts in a short order Monday vacated sanctions imposed in a hearing last month, in which he criticized Luis Suarez's five-hour deposition of an oncologist serving as an expert in the case as excessive and a waste of time.

Philip Morris, however, argued in a motion last week that defense counsel had to move slowly because the doctor was...

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