Although no one expects to be sanctioned, it is important to understand the process. The first article in this two-part series dealt with the prefiling investigations necessary to meet the due diligence standards to avoid sanctions under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11. See “A Young Lawyer’s Guide to Rule 11 Sanctions,” Trial Practice, Vol. 26, Issue 2 (Spring 2012). But what happens after filing? Part two of this series addresses procedural requirements and offers recommendations on what to do if opposing counsel threatens sanctions.
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