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Sanctions Imposable for Violations of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure

Carol Ann Mooney, Kenneth F. Ripple, Robert E. Rodes
January 1, 1981
In Print: Available for Distribution

A survey of the current state of the law with respect to sanctions for violations of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, as reported in both the case law and the secondary literature. The report examines sanctions under Rules 47, 41(b), 55, 36, 11, and 16; several local rules; and rules permitting sanctions against attorneys rather than clients. The authors conclude that there is considerable laxity in the imposition of sanctions for violation of the rules, and they suggest several amendments to the rules.