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Clients' Verbal Foul-Ups Rarely Burn Their Lawyers

Law360, New York (June 15, 2017, 8:44 PM EDT) -- Belligerent litigants may hurt themselves with profane attacks on opposing counsel, but this rarely translates into ethics liability for their lawyers, say experts, who see long-shot chances for sanctions sought by Fox Rothschild attorneys representing Hallmark against counsel for an allegedly foul-mouthed company president.

Even when a client lets loose with language that would get a lawyer tossed from court, judges and disciplinary authorities typically give counsel the benefit of the doubt that verbal abuse from their client isn’t part of the lawyer’s overall legal strategy....
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Case Title

Hallmark Licensing, LLC et al v. Dickens Inc.


Case Number

2:17-cv-02149

Court

New York Eastern

Nature of Suit

Trademark

Judge

Leonard D. Wexler

Date Filed

April 10, 2017

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