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Gates barred: Lawyer sanctioned for courthouse behavior (access required)

A Chesterfield County bankruptcy lawyer has been banished from bankruptcy court for six months for unruly behavior at the federal courthouse security station. Richard O. Gates – a veteran bankruptcy lawyer who has handled 9,170 cases since 1990 – was temporarily barred from entering the U.S. Courthouse in Richmond in an April 5 order. Gates apparently resented ...