Trials & Litigation

Already Slapped with $10K Sanction for Depo Conduct, NY Lawyer Is Now Ordered to Pay $36K Legal Fees

Already slapped earlier this year with a $10,000 sanction by a state appeals court for his insulting deposition conduct toward a trial judge, her clerk, a court reporter and plaintiff’s counsel in a diamond dealer debt case, a New York lawyer must now pay a little over $36,000 in legal fees concerning the matter.

After a hearing, attorney Joseph Sahid was ordered by a state supreme court judge who apparently wasn’t involved in the deposition conduct at issue to pay to pay $29,753 in fees and $6,521 in expenses, the New York Law Journal reports.

The plaintiff’s counsel, Vlock & Associates of Manhattan, was also criticized by the trial judge for its conduct but was not mentioned by the Appellate Division, First Department, in its April order sanctioning Sahid.

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