Ga. Judge Won't Sanction For 'Less-Than-Ideal Lawyering'

Law360, New York (June 15, 2017, 8:29 PM EDT) -- A Georgia federal judge on Thursday denied a bid to impose sanctions in a Georgia media production company’s $45 million racketeering suit over an aborted deal to produce original African-American content, saying Thursday that the company’s “less-than-ideal lawyering” did not amount to bad faith litigation conduct.

U.S. District Judge Steve C. Jones acknowledged in his wryly written opinion that Open Rivers Media Group Inc.’s attorneys had submitted two “shotgun pleadings” and an “oddly early” summary judgment motion in their suit against former NBA player Theo Ratliff...
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