Muddying the “headwaters of decision”

August 26, 2011

  • 45 Attorney and Client
  • 45I The Office of Attorney
  • 45I(B) Privileges, Disabilities, and Liabilities
  • 45k32 Regulation of Professional Conduct, in General
  • 45k32(14) k. Candor, and Disclosure to Opponent or Court.

45 Attorney and ClientAttorney is officer of court, and he plays his role badly, and trespasses against the obligations of professional responsibilities, when his desire to win leads him to muddy the headwaters of decision, when, instead of lending needed perspective to the controversy, he distorts and obscures its true nature.
Georgopoulos v. Int’l Broth. of Teamsters, AFL-CIO, 942 F. Supp. 883 (S.D.N.Y. 1996)

Suggested by Ralph Carter, West Reference Attorney