Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Success Rate of Motions for Sanctions Under 28 U.S.C. § 1927 Increasing in 2015

In 2013, U.S. district courts ruled on 25 requests for sanctions under 28 U.S.C. § 1927 in patent cases and just 8% were granted or partially granted. In 2014 the number of orders increased to 39 of which 10.2% were granted or partially granted. In the first few months of 2015 district courts have ruled on 10 motions and three were granted or partially granted, for a success rate of 30%. To view a complete history of rulings on 28 U.S.C. § 1927 motions since 2008 with links to the underlying orders, click here.

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