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June 21, 2004


Can Rule 11 be rescued?

On overlawyered.com, our editor has posted a discussion of the new bill introduced by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee's subdivision on courts. The bill is intended to revivify Rule 11, which allows for sanctions against attorneys who filed frivolous claims; Rule 11 was significantly weakened in 1993.

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