Federal Circuit Warns Of Tougher Stance On Rule Violations

Law360, New York (November 8, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is preparing to get tougher on rule violations, hinting that even inadvertent violations of court rules may result in sanctions in the future.

The suggestion of a tougher stance comes from a case in which an attorney was accused of breaking court rules limiting the content of a cross-appeal reply brief to issues presented by the cross appeal.

The appellate panel declined to impose sanctions against the offending attorney, but reserved the right to sanction others in...
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