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The Federal Law of Litigation Abuse

by Gregory P. Joseph


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Federal courts have issued thousands of fines - many in excess of $1,000,000 - against attorneys and parties engaging in litigation abuse. The record: $114,687,675 in attorney's fees and fines imposed for discovery abuse in Bush Ranch, Inc. v. E. I. duPont de Nemours & Co. (11th Cir. 1996)

Make sure you know the law related to litigation abuse, as well as the latest changes that affect your practice, with the new edition of Sanctions: The Federal Law of Litigation Abuse - a valuable resource for both judges and litigators.

Gregory Joseph, one of the nation's most effective and experienced commercial litigators, sheds light on these difficult subjects for you by clarifying the issues and conducting a logical, step-by-step survey of sanctions law and its ramifications.

Sanctions: The Federal Law of Litigation Abuse contains:

- A current and comprehensive discussion of the law of sanctions, including Rule 11, Section 1927, Appellate Rule 38 and Section 1912, and the inherent powers of the court.

- Thousands of critical cases that deepen the practioner's appreciation of the relevant on-point law and its interpretation.

- Frequent comparison of the subjective focus of a sanction to its objective standard

- Thorough discussion of the scope of each law, its construction and application, as well as procedural issues.

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