The Perils of Legal Frivolity - Professional Discipline and Court Sanctions in Alabama, Tennessee, and Federal Courts
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Much attention recently has been given to the rules prohibiting lawyers from pursuing claims or defenses that lack any evidentiary support or any legal basis. The filing of some of the ostensibly frivolous “election fraud” lawsuits have led to bar complaints against plaintiffs’ counsel. One of those bar complaints already has resulted in the interim suspension, in New York, of Rudy Giuliani. In other of these dismissed cases, the imposition of monetary or other sanctions are being pursued against either the plaintiffs and their counsel, if not both. This webinar will identify and discuss the specific rules of professional conduct in Alabama and Tennessee that provide the basis for professional discipline against a lawyer for “legal frivolity.” It will also address the specific rules of civil procedure, rules of appellate procedure, and statutory and common law that have been invoked by Alabama, Tennessee and federal courts to impose monetary or other sanctions against lawyers and/or their clients for frivolous litigation.