11th Circ. Backs Fla. Atty's Sanctions For Shushing And Haiku

By Emma Cueto (December 15, 2020, 8:53 PM EST) -- The Eleventh Circuit has upheld a sanctions order against a Florida bankruptcy attorney who represented himself in a family estate dispute, with the appellate court noting his lengthy filings full of exclamation points, disorganized arguments and one "nonsensical haiku."

The panel rejected a bid by attorney Peter Wizenberg to reverse a sanctions order in favor of his brother Howard Wizenberg, saying that the lower court was well within its rights to issue the sanctions order and agreed to grant Howard Wizenberg's further request for the costs incurred in defending against Peter's "frivolous" arguments on appeal.

"Peter, a self-proclaimed bankruptcy attorney, filed...

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