6th Circ. OKs Atty Sanctions In Fifth Third Class Action

Law360, New York (August 24, 2011, 4:16 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Wednesday upheld sanctions against a Cleveland attorney who refiled a Ponzi scheme-related class action against Fifth Third Bank NA after his first suit was dismissed with prejudice.

A three-judge panel said Daniel G. Morris deserved sanctions for bringing an intervenors' complaint against the bank even though the same court had dismissed similar claims against it the previous year.

“The claims advanced in the intervenors' complaint were clearly meritless against Fifth Third because the district court had previously dismissed identical claims with prejudice,”...
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