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Some lawyers just don't get it. They think that their JD entitles them to sue anytime, anywhere, anyone. Well, the Tenth Circuit literally laid down the law and has barred an ex-lawyer from filing any more pro se actions to the Tenth Circuit.

Circuit Vacates Attorney Sanctions, Suggests New Path to Penalties

John Olsen talked his way out of a $25,000 attorney sanction in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals this week, but he shouldn't make plans to spend those Benjamins quite yet.

The appellate court observed that the case, "started out ordinarily enough" with the plaintiff, Melissa Mellott, suing her former employer, MSN Communications, for discrimination, but it quickly morphed from ordinary litigation to extraordinary misconduct "of breathtaking proportions."