Thursday, May 12, 2005

US DCT: Rule 11 and Groundless litigation

You can find a recent United State District Court survey regarding Rule 11 on the web now, go here for the information.

Do judges think that groundless litigation is a big problem?

Nearly 85% of the district judges consider groundless litigation [in cases where the plaintiff is represented by counsel] as no more than a small problem. Another 12% see such litigation as a moderate problem.

Only 3% of the bench views groundless litigation brought by plaintiffs who are represented by counsel as a large or very large problem.

Good reading.