Solo Attorney Hit with Sanctions After Accusing Court of ‘Extreme Judicial Activism’ - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 9, 2018
A federal appeals court ruled that a Texas solo practitioner must pay more than $60,000 in sanctions after claiming that the lower court had engaged in “extreme judicial activism,” the ABA Journal reports. This punishment comes on top of the nearly $176,000 that Omar Rosales was already sanctioned by that lower court for making false statements about opposing counsel. “Although it might have been possible for Rosales to raise genuine legal arguments,” the appeals court said, “he has not done so. Instead, his appeal was plagued with references to unrelated areas of law, mischaracterizations of the record and the law, and missing citations.”