Friday, October 16, 2009

Inadequate Case Citation Results in $100 Fine for Attorney

The ABA Journal reports that an attorney in Wisconsin has been fined $100 for providing the Wisconsin Court of Appeals with an inadequate citation to an unpublished case. The attorney referenced the case in a footnote to support his argument for liquidated damages in a vending machine case, however got the case caption entirely wrong (citing instead to a misrepresentation case between newlyweds and a photographer) and provided a cite to nothing more than a docket number without so indicating.  The Court expressed its frustration in the unpublished opinion imposing the fine.  The pertinent portion of the opinion can be found at Legal Blog Watch.

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