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Hon. Eileen Bransten

Freidman v Yakov (1st Department - 4/19/16)
Appellate Division Upholds Attorney Sanctions For Conduct at Deposition in Commercial Division Case
The First Department upheld Justice Bransten’s decision awarding sanctions for attorney’s frivolous conduct at a deposition. The attorney’s conduct included speaking objections, profanity, multiple directions not to answer questions, and communication with a client without explanation. The sanction was the costs and legal fees for the sanction motion as well as the fees associated with the continued deposition.
-Freidman v Fayenson, 41 Misc 3d 1236(A) [Sup Ct 2013], affd sub nom Freidman v Yakov, 2016 NY Slip Op 02944 [1st Dept 2016]
-Key Terms: Deposition, Attorney Sanctions, Speaking Objections, Profanity, Frivolous Conduct

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