The movie “Groundhog Day” starring Bill Murray has been cited in a Connecticut case.
Judge Jon Blue dropped the hammer on an attorney in the case of Baden v. Dorflinger, 2004 WL 3130536. Judge Blue was so frustrated with an attorney that his opinion began with: “The motion for summary judgment now before the court arises in a setting of staggering professional incompetence.”
Judge Blue then went through a litany of things that counsel should have done or failed to do and wrote: December 20, 2004, resembled the plot of the well-known motion picture, Groundhog Day (1993). The opinion is scathing and concludes with Judge Blue sending a copy of it to Statewide Bar Counsel.