In what it described as "unavoidably lengthy," a federal district court issued a 148-page opinion and order explaining its rationale for imposing a fine of $9.1 million.
The court sanctioned two Florida law firms for unnecessarily consuming significant judicial resources. The court found that the firms filed over 1,000 frivolous claims in over 3,700 lawsuits filed in federal courts in Florida. ABA Section of Litigation leaders believe In re Engle Cases provides a professional responsibility primer on ethical duties to clients and to courts.
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