No. 88-1919.

877 F.2d 717 (1989)

Howard HATFIELD, et ux., Appellants, v. James R. HAYES, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Decided June 19, 1989.

Rehearing Denied July 13, 1989.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Thomas R. Bellman, Kansas City, Mo., for appellants.

Theodore M. Kranitz, St. Joseph, Mo., for appellee.

Before McMILLIAN, Circuit Judge, HENLEY, Senior Circuit Judge, and BOWMAN, Circuit Judge.

BOWMAN, Circuit Judge.

Howard and Shirley Hatfield appeal the District Court's1 order denying attorney's fees under 42 U.S.C. § 1988. The Hatfields also contend that the District Court erred by failing to impose Rule 11 sanctions against James R. Hayes and his attorney. We reverse the denial of attorney's fees under § 1988, and affirm as to the denial of Rule 11 sanctions.


Howard Hatfield filed in federal...

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