Noted Atty Ripped By Judge For Interrupting, Blames Zoom

Law360 (July 28, 2020, 6:18 PM EDT) -- Prominent white-collar defense attorney Abbe Lowell was chastised by a Massachusetts federal judge on Tuesday for repeatedly interrupting her during a Zoom hearing, prompting the lawyer to apologize and blame delays caused by the videoconference platform.

The lively exchange between Lowell and U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani occurred during a nearly two-and-a-half-hour injunction hearing in which the Winston & Strawn LLP lawyer and others sought the release of a former Green Beret, Michael Taylor, and his son Peter who are fighting extradition to Japan for allegedly helping disgraced Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn jump bail.

During a back and forth about the application of Japanese law to...

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