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Joseph Groia, lawyer for John Felderhof, one of the accused in the Bre-X scandal Photo taken on Oct.31, 2200 (Tibor Kolley/The Globe & Mail/Tibor Kolley/The Globe & Mail)
Joseph Groia, lawyer for John Felderhof, one of the accused in the Bre-X scandal Photo taken on Oct.31, 2200 (Tibor Kolley/The Globe & Mail/Tibor Kolley/The Globe & Mail)

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Bre-X lawyer Joe Groia in his own words Add to ...

<p>The Law Society of Upper Canada, which accuses securities lawyer Joe Groia of professional misconduct for incivility during the Bre-X trial, relies partly on an October, 2002, judgment written by Mr. Justice Archie Campbell of the Ontario Superior Court.</p><p>Judge Campbell was not actually presiding over the blockbuster Bre-X case. Ontario Securities Commission lawyers had made arguments before him in an attempt to remove the trial judge in the main case, Mr. Justice Peter Hryn, saying he had lost control of the court.</p><p>Judge Campbell turned down the OSC's arguments. But he did single out Mr. Groia's conduct.</p><p>While Judge Campbell did say there had been a "degree of excess on each side," he quotes Mr. Groia's attacks at length. "Although the passages quoted ... provide some flavour," Judge Campbell writes, "they do not adequately convey the personally biting effect of Mr. Groia's unrestrained repetition of his sarcastic attacks."</p><p>Here are some of the statements from Mr. Groia that the judge quotes: </p>

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