Dismissal Over Counsel No-Show ‘Extreme,’ Second Circuit Finds | New York Law Journal

By Colby Hamilton

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed and remanded a suit dismissed by U.S. District Judge Sandra Feuerstein of the Eastern District of New York, finding the failure of the plaintiffs’ attorney to show for a pretrial hearing wasn’t sufficient grounds for the “extreme sanction of dismissal with prejudice,” according to the panel.