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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Fed. R. Civ. Pro. 11

Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure is a common method of the courts to curb frivolous litigation. Basically, any 'paper' (motion, pleading, complaint, etc.) filed before the court has to be certified by the attorney of record. This certification is a method to assure that the litigation is not being brought for an improper purpose. If the litigation is found to be brought for an improper purpose, the attorney of record can face disbarment, large punitive damages, or other penalties.
As I am sure most of you have seen, "diddy" has recently been sued by a woman, who claimed that he was responsible for 9/11, seeking $1,000,000,000 in damages. While it is purely speculation at this point, I would argue that this is a likely response by "diddy." After the woman filed the complaint, the first thing "diddy's" lawyer should do is file a Rule 11 motion, which, if granted, would immediately end the litigation, and possibly allow the court to take action against both the woman, and her attorney.


Edit: here is the link
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/28/diddy-sued-for-1-trillion-woman-claims-date-rape-911-responsibility_n_815254.html

31 comments:

  1. I had not heard of this lawsuit until reading your post. I think the only catastrophe Puff Daddy is guilty of is his wardrobe and jewelry selection. 9/11? What a waste of time and money. For everyone.

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  2. i would like to see the woman's case...

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  3. I remember reading about the womans case not too long ago. Honestly, it's a pointless case and I'm surprised it hasn't just been thrown out of court for pure stupidity.

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  4. haha, responsible for 9/11, where do they get it?

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  5. But what if Diddy ACTUALLY caused 9/11? What then???

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  6. Not funny, but really interesting.

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  7. Wow, I had no idea about rule 11, good to know man.

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  8. Wow. I guess a downside to being famous is you could spend half your life in court trying to fend off lawsuits filed by money trying to bilk money outta ya. What a drag.

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  9. I should hire you to get me out of my speeding tickets lol

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  10. This is quite possibly the strangest blending of topics I have ever seen. I APPROVE!

    Heard about the diddy lawsuit. Litigation is very important to redress problems, but this is beyond stupidity. Albert Einstein was right when he said that human stupidity was infinite.

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  11. Has anyone actually read the claim against him? It's hilariously riddled with spelling mistakes and caps attacks. She sounds like what we would call a bogan.

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  12. I'm doing law in aus, seems things work a bit differently over there haha

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  13. rofl, that's just ridiculous. I've heard some crazy conspiracy theories, but this one takes the cake.

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  14. lol. I agree with Isaac. Definitely following!

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  15. ...Seriously?

    Good rule to know though, glad to know they have something to help with shit like this.

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  16. Good to know. Some people can be downright insane.

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  17. Wowwww. I'm amazed a court would actually hear this....

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  18. HAHA.

    I actually hate Diddy, so I hope it goes through. That'd be funny.

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  19. she has to be high, or highly suggestible. i might even question her sanity. People these days just blow my mind

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  20. Hahaha $1 trillion that'll never pass

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  21. 1 Billion? Really? Does he even have a billion bucks?

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