Mandatory Sanctions Proposed For FRCP Violations

Law360, New York (March 18, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that would require judges to impose sanctions for any lawsuit they deem frivolous, instead of leaving sanctions to the court's discretion.

The bill, introduced Monday and tentatively dubbed the “Frivolous Lawsuit Prevention Act of 2009,” seeks to amend Rule 11 in the FRCP by adding stronger language compelling judges to penalize attorneys who submit factually inaccurate or baseless pleadings or motions, as well as providing a more structured framework for the nature...
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