No. 91-55371.

971 F.2d 398 (1992)

Curtis HENDRIX, Plaintiff. Mayer, Brown & Platt, Non-Party Appellant, v. Wayne NAPHTAL and First Family Homes, a California corporation, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Decided July 31, 1992.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Michele Odorizzi, Mayer, Brown & Platt, Chicago, Ill., for appellant.

Tom Lallas, Levy & Norminton, Los Angeles, Cal., for defendants-appellees.

Before: ALARCON, NORRIS, and O'SCANNLAIN, Circuit Judges.


The law firm of Mayer, Brown and Platt ("Mayer") appeals an order imposing sanctions under Fed.R.Civ.P. 11 for failing to conduct a reasonable investigation of a client's domicile before filing a diversity action. We affirm.


A partner in Mayer prepared and filed a complaint on behalf of a client asserting a breach of contract claim against a California resident and a California corporation (collectively, "defendants"). The complaint...

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