Acting on its own initiative, a New York appeals court has sanctioned a Manhattan litigator and his client for pursuing an "entirely frivolous" appeal. In a dispute over the failed negotiations to purchase a Soho building, Matthew Hearle of Goldberg Weprin & Ustin and his client Yenom Corp. had already been sanctioned nearly $35,000 by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Karen S. Smith. The appellate decision could add additional costs and attorney fees in excess of $70,000.
Panel Boosts Sanctions Over 'Entirely Frivolous' Appeal
New York Law Journal
July 17, 2006