NJ Atty Urges 3rd Circ. To Rethink Frivolity Sanctions

Law360, New York (October 31, 2016, 4:44 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey attorney asked the Third Circuit on Friday to rethink frivolous-appeal sanctions it affirmed after it dismissed the pro se class action he'd filed over fish-oil supplements, arguing that his case was ripe for reconsideration because the appeals court adopted different reasoning than the district court.

In a motion for rehearing, Harold Hoffman contrasted the dismissals that a district court and the Third Circuit handed down in his case alleging Nordic Naturals Inc. misrepresented the safety of its fish oil supplements, and added that regardless of the disconnect, his appeal didn't meet the "demanding frivolity standard" to warrant sanctions....

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