A judge has ordered a Houston-area attorney and his client to pay $150,000 in sanctions for filing groundless litigation that kept repeating false claims that the court had determined amounted to perjury by the client.

Bellaire solo practitioner Paul Rosen violated Texas law and civil procedure rules by filing the frivolous court documents in a commercial lease dispute, causing the opposing side’s legal bill to climb by more than $200,000, and wasting the court’s time and resources, ruled Judge O’Neil Williams of the 268th District Court in Fort Bend County in a Jan. 21 sanctions order.

‘Mountain of evasiveness’