Bringing back the biff

By Lawyers Weekly|03 March 2012

An American lawyer with serious anger control issues has been charged with assault after he repeatedly punched his opposing counsel during a Gillard-Abbott style verbal stoush in a Pennsylvanian…

An American lawyer with serious anger control issues has been charged with assault after he repeatedly punched his opposing counsel during a Gillard-Abbott style verbal stoush in a Pennsylvanian courthouse, reports law.com.

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According to local authorities, 46-year-old Michael Rauch threw three well-placed punches at opponent John Fisher while they bickered about a civil lawsuit involving a 2003 car crash.

While Fisher was left with a shiner or two, Rauch was charged with simple assault, harassment and disorderly conduct.

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Apparently Rauch told police that he had asked Fisher to leave him alone, but Fisher continued to provoke him.

Following the courtroom biff, Rauch was chucked into a cell to reflect on his behaviour, which cost him $10,000 in unsecured bail.

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