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Va. Cir.: Attorney, but not client, evades sanctions for frivolous suit (access required)

A plaintiff suing for $4.75 million on a groundless defamation claim is liable for a proportion of the defendant’s litigation fees and costs. The plaintiff’s attorney was not subject to sanctions, as she relied on her client’s information until she had reason not to do so. Background Plaintiff Jennifer Ankrum sued Defendant Martha Miller for defamation, after ...