Federal Judge Orders Sanctions For Attorney After Tobacco Trial

(March 10, 2016, 1:28 PM EST) -- SAN FRANCISCO — Following the conclusion of a long-running tobacco trial, a federal judge in California on March 7 ordered one of the plaintiff’s attorneys to pay $1,500 in sanctions for misconduct during the trial (Nikki Pooshs v. Philip Morris USA, Inc., et al., No. 04-cv-1221-PJH, N.D. Calif.).

(Order available. Document #04-160316-003R.)

U.S. Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton of the Northern District of California ordered that Gilbert P. Purcell of Brayton Purcell in Novato, Calif., who represents Nikki Pooshs, pay sanctions for his bad faith violations of...
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