The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirmed a district court order granting attorneys’ fees to a homeowners association and others after the court found the plaintiff counsel’s behavior to be “concerning,” because he appeared to encourage his client to file meritless claims in court.

Wendi Hatfield filed suit against her homeowners’ association and other individuals, which alleged retaliation under the Fair Housing Act, invasion of privacy, defamation, tortious interference with economic relations and civil conspiracy, according to the opinion. Hatfield appealed a Utah district court order granting attorney’s fees to the defendants and directing counsel to Hatfield to show cause as to why the court should not sanction him under Rule 11.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]