Frivolous claims in cases before the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals were the most likely reason lawyers were slapped with sanctions in nearly 100 cases during the past 14 years, the preliminary results of a University of Iowa College of Law study showed.

Such frivolous conduct was behind 32, or one-third, of the 96 cases in which sanctions were issued by judges in the circuit from 1994 through this year, according to the study by law professor Margaret Raymond. Sanctions for that bad behavior were nearly three times more common than the second-biggest cause, which was failure to comply with discovery orders or rules.

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