NY Divorce Judge Sued For Spitting On Ex-Mintz Levin Atty

By Cara Bayles (February 27, 2017, 9:21 PM EST) -- A divorce judge was hit with an assault and battery lawsuit Friday in New York court accusing him of spitting on the ex-Mintz Levin patent attorney who sued him and filed a complaint with a state judicial conduct panel for how he presided over the lawyer's divorce proceedings.

Anthony Zappin alleges he was walking down the street in Manhattan on Nov. 2, 2016, when he encountered New York Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper. The complaint claims the judge directed an expletive at Zappin and spat on him. When Zappin pulled out his cellphone to record the encounter, the judge quickly crossed...

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