• frivolous lawsuits, redux

    From Bernie Cosell@21:1/5 to All on Sat Nov 12 09:24:05 2022
    On the heels of my inquiry whether lawyers who seemed to filing flagrantly frivolous lawsuits never get called out. Well, in today's WaPo

    A federal judge on Thursday fined lawyers for former president Donald
    Trump more than $66,000 and admonished them for filing frivolous and
    baseless claims in Trumpís defamation case against Hillary Clinton
    and her allies, stemming from the 2016 presidential election.

    no paywall link: https://wapo.st/3USvvfq

    I guess the wheel turns VERY slowly: they are *JUST* getting fined for
    actions brought nearly six years ago. OY

    /Bernie\
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  • From Jethro_uk@21:1/5 to Bernie Cosell on Sat Nov 12 11:39:31 2022
    On Sat, 12 Nov 2022 09:24:05 -0800, Bernie Cosell wrote:

    On the heels of my inquiry whether lawyers who seemed to filing
    flagrantly frivolous lawsuits never get called out. Well, in today's
    WaPo

    A federal judge on Thursday fined lawyers for former president
    Donald
    Trump more than $66,000 and admonished them for filing frivolous
    and
    baseless claims in Trump’s defamation case against Hillary
    Clinton
    and her allies, stemming from the 2016 presidential election.

    no paywall link: https://wapo.st/3USvvfq

    I guess the wheel turns VERY slowly: they are *JUST* getting fined for actions brought nearly six years ago. OY

    /Bernie\

    I imagine the answer will require a very careful reading of the exact
    wording of the amendment.

    Mind you, I've always thought that about the second, but appear to be
    alone in that. On both sides of the pond :)

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  • From Jethro_uk@21:1/5 to All on Sat Nov 12 14:59:45 2022
    On Sat, 12 Nov 2022 11:39:31 -0800, Jethro_uk wrote:

    On Sat, 12 Nov 2022 09:24:05 -0800, Bernie Cosell wrote:

    On the heels of my inquiry whether lawyers who seemed to filing
    flagrantly frivolous lawsuits never get called out. Well, in today's
    WaPo

    A federal judge on Thursday fined lawyers for former president
    Donald
    Trump more than $66,000 and admonished them for filing frivolous
    and
    baseless claims in Trump’s defamation case against Hillary
    Clinton
    and her allies, stemming from the 2016 presidential election.

    no paywall link: https://wapo.st/3USvvfq

    I guess the wheel turns VERY slowly: they are *JUST* getting fined for
    actions brought nearly six years ago. OY

    /Bernie\

    I imagine the answer will require a very careful reading of the exact
    wording of the amendment.

    Mind you, I've always thought that about the second, but appear to be
    alone in that. On both sides of the pond :)

    wrong thread !

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  • From Stuart O. Bronstein@21:1/5 to Bernie Cosell on Sat Nov 12 22:57:45 2022
    Bernie Cosell <bernie@fantasyfarm.com> wrote:

    On the heels of my inquiry whether lawyers who seemed to filing
    flagrantly frivolous lawsuits never get called out. Well, in
    today's WaPo

    A federal judge on Thursday fined lawyers for former
    president Donald
    Trump more than $66,000 and admonished them for filing
    frivolous and
    baseless claims in Trumpís defamation case against Hillary
    Clinton and her allies, stemming from the 2016 presidential
    election.

    no paywall link: https://wapo.st/3USvvfq

    I guess the wheel turns VERY slowly: they are *JUST* getting fined
    for actions brought nearly six years ago. OY

    In general before sanctions are levied, the court will give the
    offending attorney/party at least one (and general several) chance to
    redeem himself. The article indicates that the court did that in
    this case, too. I doubt that they'll get anywhere on appeal - and
    the Court of Appeals may well assess additional sanctions for a
    frivolous appeal.


    --
    Stu
    http://DownToEarthLawyer.com

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