07 August 2010

Civil Procedure: Federal Rule 11 in Action

What happens when counsel representing someone in Federal litigation fails to refrain from filing frivolous actions or motions?

In the case of one attorney, the result was a $20,000 fine: (ABA Journal)

Here's the order itself--
(PDF file)

The ABA Journal had more recently reported that the attorney lost the appeal and was now making multiple attempts at having the matter heard at the Supreme Court. --SJR

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