The Propriety of Considering an Attorney's Ability to Pay Under Section 1927

@inproceedings{Endo2012ThePO,
  title={The Propriety of Considering an Attorney's Ability to Pay Under Section 1927},
  author={Seth Katsuya Endo},
  year={2012}
}
Until 1980, sanctions imposed pursuant to § 1927 were limited to excess costs and expenses, which rarely involved significant sums. And, as a result, these sanctions were seldom the subject of litigation. Since 1980, when Congress amended the section by authorizing the inclusion of attorney’s fees as part of the sanction, much greater use has been made of § 1927. And now, a split has arisen amongst the federal appellate courts as to whether a district court may consider an attorney’s financial… CONTINUE READING