CD Cal: Discussion of Sanctions Against Law Firm / Individual Atty

Sweet People Apparel v Saza Jeans, 14-1143-DMG (CD Cal May 25, 2016). Individual attorneys had been sanctioned under Rule 11/37 for ‘evasive or incomplete discovery’ (discovery docs had been redacted without proper indicia as such). Order of sanctions amended in absence of indication that trial counsel were personally responsible; law firm bears responsibility for ‘making it clear . . . that this is an impermissible practice and to urge care safeguarding against it”


MARLBORO recidivist counterfeiter fined $5500


Yes, Judge Posner, But How Do You Really Feel?

Judge Posner awards fees against the Conan Doyle Estate. Special word search game: find the words ‘violate the antitrust laws’ in this decision.

Bonus reference to the Happy Birthday copyright scheme, uh, dispute.

klinger 7th circuit fees.pdf