Wednesday, September 11, 2013
3d DCA Watch -- Judge Shepherd Lowers the (Concrete) Boom.
I'm not in much of a humorous mood after reading this brutal opinion by Judge Shepherd sanctioning two lawyers for filing a "frivolous" petition for writ of prohibition "in bad faith" and referring them to the Florida Bar.
Judge Shepherd didn't think highly of their tactics below either, calling a novel use of ellipses there to be "patently false."
Finally, he reminds lawyers that the "I was just following orders" defense doesn't work for members of our profession.
He's right; they don't work for anyone.