Bob Ratiner Suspended For 60 Days Over Deposition "Laptop Incident."

Please please please someone forward the three-minute video:

Even though the suspension term imposed is not one that would require respondent to prove rehabilitation prior to reinstatement, we must emphasize that respondent’s behavior during the laptop incident was unacceptable and unbecoming of any member of the Bar, especially one who has been a practicing attorney for more than nineteen years. In recognition of this, we determine that the sanction of a suspension should be coupled with a public reprimand and should be followed by a two-year period of probation. During the probationary period, respondent shall be required to undergo mental health counseling and prepare and mail letters of apology to the deponent, the court reporters, and the videographer present during the May 2007 deposition at issue. Further, during the probationary period, he shall be accompanied by co-counsel approved by the Bar during any depositions and other legal proceedings where a judge is not presiding or, alternatively, he shall ensure that such appearances or proceedings are video-recorded.
It's interesting that the letters of apology -- just like Rosh Hashanah btw! -- do not include opposing counsel, the apparent subject of the alleged tirade.

I know somebody has this video. 


  1. Ahem . . . putting a deposition sticker on my laptop during my depo is like keying my car. He should have got his ass kicked right then and right there

    Btw: was Rosenfeldt the consultant who offered the Xanax?

  2. Disbar the Florida Bar on 880 the biz is the best talk radio show around. The Bar has shown itself incapable of regulating attorneys.

    Attorneys should be regulated by the state, and not by the Bar!

  3. What jackoff puts an exhibit sticker on a lawyer's laptop??

  4. what a beautiful day.

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    Going to the beach for an afternoon dip and some bikini watching while sipping a few cold one.

    Whose with me?

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