My pal, Judge Mark Bennett from up the road in Sioux City, was a great trial lawyer and is a great trial judge. He is also a wonderful writer. Recently, the judge imposed sanctions on his own motion on a lawyer who defended a deposition because Judge Bennett thought the lawyer’s conduct at the deposition was improper. This order followed a successful defense at trial. Whatever Judge Bennett writes is worth reading, but this opinion is especially deserving of your attention, particularly if you are a federal practitioner who tries civil cases.
Here it is: Sanctions Order