Rule 11

Rule 11

Explore Rule 11, a rule of civil procedure designed to prevent filings of frivolous matters in federal courts and allow the imposition of sanctions against parties and attorneys if such filings are made.


Now, we discuss Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11. That rule is designed to prevent parties from filing frivolous papers with the Court.

Federal Rule 11 fulfills its mission through three distinct but interrelated mechanisms, all of which we’ll cover in this tutorial. They are:

(1). It requires anyone filing a paper with the court (such as a complaint, brief, or motion papers) to sign it, so that the Court knows whom to hold responsible for the content of the paper.

(2). It requires that (A)...