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35-Threatening Criminal and Disciplinary Action

Although threatening a motion for sanctions under Rule 11 or its state equivalent does not violate the Code's prohibition on threatening disciplinary action, it may violate the Code's prohibition on advancing a claim unwarranted under existing law or merely for purposes of harassment.

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn