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Kindergarten and Sandbox Litigators

In the past, I've called it sandbox litigation. You know, the kind where the fight gets personal between opposing counsel. Here, the fight is in Texas, and like the state, is pretty big.

In one corner, we have William Davidson, local counsel in Texas, with lead counsel Irwin Gilbert. On the other, we have Richard Milvenan (click on "M" and Richard Milvenan) and a Vinson & Elkins associate.

Apparently, they can't get along. One Texas federal district court judge, Sam Sparks, who has a reputation of his own, has blasted the lawyers. He's been at it for awhile, so this missive should have not come as a surprise to these litigators.

As could have been expected, Judge Sparks did it again, and this time with a little more flair. You know it's not good when the Order starts out: "When the undersigned accepted the appointment from the President of the United States of the position now held, he was ready to face the daily practice of law in federal courts with presumably competent lawyers. No one warned the undersigned that in many instances his responsibility would be the same as a person who supervised kindergarten."

Here's the rest of the Order in all of its glory.

Printer friendly page Permalink Email to a friend Posted by J. Craig Williams on Sunday, August 15, 2004 at 19:45 Comments Closed (1) |
 
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