Atty Fined For Sanctions Bid In Dog DNA Test IP Suit

Law360, New York (July 21, 2011, 2:40 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Tuesday sanctioned an attorney for Animal Genetics Inc. over his gratuitous requests for sanctions while defending a now-settled infringement and unfair competition suit filed by rival OptiGen LLC over canine DNA testing technology.

U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. ordered James L. Rogers of Rogers IP Group to mail a $1,000 check to the court, finding he had acted in bad faith by requesting sanctions three times in one month.

“It was a very unusual situation with opposing counsel,...
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