'Mountain Of Evasiveness' Lands Texas Atty $150K Sanction

Law360 (January 25, 2021, 8:11 PM EST) -- A "mountain of evasiveness" and "numerous outright lies" prompted a state district judge in Texas to sanction an attorney and his client for bringing a baseless lawsuit in a dispute over a restaurant lease, ordering they be jointly and severally sanctioned $150,000 for the litigation.

Fort Bend District Judge R. O'Neil Williams issued the order late Friday, granting a request from Peterson New Territory Investors LP to sanction attorney Paul B. Rosen and his client Gen Fu Zhang. Zhang's lawsuit was "premised on a series of demonstrably false claims, and it was filed to harass Peterson and to unnecessarily delay the...

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