Wednesday, January 17, 2007

9th Cir. Sanctions Tacoma

The Ninth Circuit has sanctioned Tacoma for a frivolous appeal in Frunz v. City of Tacoma, a case involving police misconduct. (See earlier post.) The Appeals court sanctions city, News Tribune, Jan. 16, 2007. The city must pay the plaintiff's attorney's fees and twice the costs of the appeal. The city will appoint outside counsel to determine whether the lawyers who handled the case acted properly.

The court has designated its order, which goes into detail about the facts ofo the case, for publication. Frunz v. City of Tacoma, No. 05-35302 (9th Cir. Jan. 16, 2007).

Thanks: Lisa Kremer.

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