5th Circ. Vacates Atty's 3-Year Suspension For Lying

By Vince Sullivan (February 1, 2016, 4:03 PM EST) -- A Fifth Circuit panel on Friday vacated a Texas federal court's three-year suspension of an attorney for allegedly lying during a sanctions hearing, saying his conduct was not egregious enough to warrant the suspension.

Marshall Meyers, formerly managing partner of Weisberg and Meyers LLC, will not be suspended after the panel determined that while his misrepresentations about his involvement in an underlying trial were improper, the punishment meted out by the Texas district court judge was excessive. He must still pay opposing counsels' fees related to the sanctions hearing, the opinion states.

"[T]he conduct Meyers committed, while improper, is not as...

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