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Atty’s Deposition Conduct Nets $19K In Sanctions

Lawyers need to effectively manage their emotions when things get heated.

In transcripts of various depositions examining the plaintiffs’ four experts, then-Kline & Specter attorney Thomas Bosworth “alternated between being rude, demeaning and obnoxious,” U.S. District Judge Stephanie L. Haines said in her Wednesday opinion, highlighting Bosworth’s use of a “higher-pitched, mocking tone to belittle the female defense counsel.”

Combined, the four depositions lasted a bit under 28 hours, according to calculations presented by the Nelson Mullins legal team, which together amounted to $19,713.50 in fees, the amount of monetary sanctions handed down on Wednesday.

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