Justices Threaten To Sanction Foley Partner Over Petition

Law360, New York (December 9, 2014, 8:36 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court made the surprising move of ordering Foley & Lardner LLP partner Howard N. Shipley to show why he shouldn’t be sanctioned for his conduct stemming from an apparently jumbled petition for a writ of certiorari filed in a suit over a telephone call routing patent.

In the high court’s Monday order list, the justices included a rare order in its attorney discipline section: They threatened to discipline the high-profile Washington, D.C., litigator for “his conduct as a member of the bar” over...
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