Friday, October 29, 2010

"Greed" and Overreaching Forfeit Sanctions Award

Plaintiff's motion to sanction defense counsel for failing to appear at a case management conference was denied. "Ordinarily, reasonable expenses incurred as a result of a party’s noncompliance with rules would have been granted. Plaintiff’s counsel, however, has grossly overreached in his request for sanctions by asking for over four thousand dollars. It cannot be justified and is not justified. As a result of this greed, no sanctions will be awarded."

Goodman Ball, Inc., et. al. v. Mach II Aviation, Inc., et. al., 3-10-cv-01249 (CAND October 27, 2010, Order) (Alsup, J.)

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