No. 89-7305.

906 F.2d 533 (1990)

Birdie Mae DAVIS, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Nettie CARL, Clarence Davis, Cleveland A. Flott, Adell F. Hall, Earl C. Henry, Brenda F. Howard, James Weldon Johnson, John K. Kelly, Betty S. Moore, James Mosley, Simuel L. Robinson and Santee Gamble, Jr., Appellants, v. BOARD OF SCHOOL COMMISSIONERS OF MOBILE COUNTY, William B. Crane, Charles E. McNeil, President, Jack C. Gallalee, Arthur Smith, Jr., and Kenneth Reed, Members, Cranford H. Burns, Superintendent, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

July 19, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Henry H. Caddell, Thirty, Maples, Brunson & Caddell, Thomas H. Figures, Mobile, Ala., Jeremiah A. Collins, Robert H. Chanin, Andrew D. Roth, Bredhoff & Kaiser, Washington, D.C., for appellants.

Robert C. Campbell, III, Frank G. Taylor, Sintz, Campbell, Duke, Taylor & Cunningham, Mobile, Ala., for defendants-appellees.

Before JOHNSON, Circuit Judge, HILL, Senior Circuit Judge, and HENLEY, Senior Circuit Judge.

HILL, Senior Circuit Judge:

Appellants, twelve Alabama public school teachers, appeal the district court's imposition of sanctions pursuant to Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Although the appellants do not challenge the district court's ruling on the merits, they contend that the court's fee award was improper. They also contend that the district court failed to afford them the due process protections required by this court's decision in Donaldson...

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