December 14, 2012 Articles

A Young Lawyer's Guide to Rule 11 Sanctions, Part II

A motion has been filed. Now what?

By Melissa L. Stuart

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. SeeA 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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