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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Ind. Decisions - 7th Circuit case out of Illinois in which things get totally out of hand

The case is Redwood v. Dobson, and involves a racial slur, among other things. Howard Bashman, of How Appealing, highlights the case here this afternoon, concluding with "There aren't too many federal appellate court rulings discussing how attorneys and witnesses must behave during depositions, so this decision may be useful not only within the Seventh Circuit, but elsewhere as well."

Decision of the Day Blog also picks it up, with the headling "Choose Your Clients Wisely."

Don't miss the YouTube link referenced in the second paragraph of the Decision of the Day entry, which leads not to this case, but to the "infamous Joe Jamail", about which Judge Easterbrook writes, beginning on p. 9, "Danner’s conduct of this deposition was shameful—not as bad as the insult-riddled performance by Joe Jamail that incensed the Supreme Court of Delaware, see Paramount Communications Inc. v. QVC Network Inc., 637 A.2d 34, 52-57 (Del. 1994), but far below the standards to which lawyers must adhere."

[If you have trouble with the Decision of the Day's YouTube link, here is another. And, as this is the internet, for heavens sake, here is a detailed analysis of the YouTube video by a law prof.]

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 7, 2007 03:45 PM
Posted to Ind. (7th Cir.) Decisions