That sanction, imposed in
In a ruling Tuesday, the
When contacted Wednesday, Raynor declined to comment for this article.
The issue of witness intimidation stems from a note Raynor sent to the general counsel of the Hospital of the
For this note, Raynor was disqualified from further representing her client,
"The clear intent of this passage was to pressure HUP into coercing
In addition to Raynor's letter, her associate Judy Packet sent a flurry of notes to Wilson's estate asking if it still wanted to put Porges on the stand as an expert.
"The only purpose for Packett's letters was to advance Raynor's goal of forcing
Porges testified Geller breached his medical duty when he did not see to it that Wilson's nodule was properly investigated.
At trial, both sides were ordered by Panepinto to make no mention of Wilson's long history of smoking. A witness called by Raynor,
In the subsequent retrial, a jury found in favor of Wilson's estate and against Geller.
The estate has appealed the lifting of the
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