Nos. 87-5825, 87-6154.

881 F.2d 788 (1989)

Patrick TOWNSEND, Karen Townsend, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. HOLMAN CONSULTING CORPORATION, Defendant, and Towers, Perrin, Forster & Crosby; Trust Services of America, Inc.; American Insurance Administrators; International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 12, AFL-CIO, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Decided August 7, 1989.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Fred L. Wright, Torrance, Cal., for plaintiffs-appellants.

Robert G. Wilson, Wilson & Reitman, Los Angeles, Cal., for the Towers defendants-appellees.

Della Bahan, Reich, Adell & Crost, Los Angeles, Cal., for the IUOE # 12 defendants-appellees.

Before PREGERSON, REINHARDT and NOONAN, Circuit Judges.

REINHARDT, Circuit Judge:

With this case, we return to a subject which has occupied much of this court's time in the last several years: the appropriateness of monetary sanctions leveled by a district judge against an attorney under Fed.R.Civ.P. 11. The rule states in relevant part:

The signature of an attorney or party constitutes a certificate by the signer that the signer has read the pleading, motion, or other paper; that to the best of the signer's knowledge...

Let's get started

Welcome to the leading source of independent legal reporting
Sign on now to see your case.
Or view more than 10 million decisions and orders.

  • Updated daily.
  • Uncompromising quality.
  • Complete, Accurate, Current.

Listed below are the cases that are cited in this Featured Case. Click the citation to see the full text of the cited case. Citations are also linked in the body of the Featured Case.

Cited Cases

  • No Cases Found

Listed below are those cases in which this Featured Case is cited. Click on the case name to see the full text of the citing case.

Citing Cases