Sanctioned Atty Tells 9th Circ. $9B Claim Was 'Mistake'

By Daniel Siegal (February 25, 2016, 10:43 PM EST) -- A former attorney for the imprisoned founder of Yellowstone Mountain Club told the Ninth Circuit on Thursday he shouldn't have to pay sanctions for filing a $9 billion counterclaim against a trustee of the bankrupt ski resort's estate, arguing suing the trustee as an individual was "a mistake."

During oral arguments in Pasadena, California, attorney Christopher Conant of Conant Law LLC, representing himself, urged a three-judge panel to reverse U.S. District Judge Gary A. Feess' order finding Conant had filed a frivolous, improper suit for former Yellowstone owner Timothy Blixseth against Mark S. Kirschner, the since-replaced trustee for the club's bankruptcy...

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