When it comes to rule-making, the Judicial Conference of the United States generally has the corner on what works best in the federal courts. But in what one scholar deems an attempt at "tort reform through the back door," the U.S. House of Representatives has resurrected and approved a rule on attorney sanctions that the conference, as well as most academics, judges and lawyers, believed had been justly interred in the old-rule graveyard more than a decade ago.
House Votes to Bring Bite Back to Rule 11
The National Law Journal
September 27, 2004