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Panel OKs tougher Rule 11 sanctions

WASHINGTON — Sanctions against attorneys who file frivolous lawsuits in federal court would be toughened under legislation advanced by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee. The “Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act,” H.R. 966, was advanced by the committee last week on a 20-13 vote. The measure would make monetary sanctions against attorneys mandatory rather than discretionary if a suit ...

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