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It was an abuse of discretion for a court, under its inherent powers, to impose the unique sanction of placing conditions on an attorney-s pro hac vice admissions without affording the attorney the kind of "particularized" notice and opportunity to defend against such a sanction that due process requires.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 12/05/2000
  • Decided 01/24/2002
  • Published 01/24/2002


  • Before:  McKEE, ROSENN, and CUDAHY, Circuit Judges.


  • United States Third Circuit


  • For Appellant:
  • David J. Armstrong (Argued), Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C., Michael P. Malakoff, Malakoff Doyle & Finberg, P.C., Pittsburgh, PA, Counsel for Appellants., Brian S. Wolfman, Public Citizen Litigation Group, Washington, D.C., Counsel for Amicus-Appellant, Public Citizen, Inc.

  • For Appellees:
  • Allyn Z. Lite (Argued), Bruce D. Greenberg, Lite DePalma Greenberg & Rivas, LLC, Newark, NJ, Melvyn I. Weiss, Barry A. Weprin, Brad N. Friedman, Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP, Reid L. Ashinoff, Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, New York, NY, Michael B. Hyman, Deborah S. Bussert, Ellyn M. Lansing, Much Shelist Freed Denenberg Ament Bell & Rubenstein, P.C., Chicago, IL, Counsel for Appellees.
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