Del. High Court Junks Sanctions Against Asbestos Atty

Law360, Wilmington (October 22, 2012, 8:32 PM EDT) -- The Delaware Supreme Court on Monday vacated sanctions against an attorney who had erroneously cited a case in an asbestos personal injury suit, ruling the judge had abused her discretion in handing down the $25,000 penalty without a hearing on the matter.

The trial court hit Thomas C. Crumplar of Jacobs & Crumplar PA with sanctions last year after he incorrectly pointed to a prior case as precedent in a summary judgment brief on behalf of a pipe fitter that was suing County Insulation Co. over...
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