After the plaintiffs lawyer in a qui tam case against Sallie Mae and several other defendants repeatedly missed deadlines and court appearances, a Chicago judge gave him a final warning: One more misstep, and the case would be dismissed. Soon thereafter, the plaintiffs lawyer leaked a confidential document. True to his word, the judge bounced the case. On appeal, the Seventh Circuit said the judge had not overstepped his bounds.
Seventh Circuit Upholds Dismissal of False Claims Act Case for 'Flagrant' Attorney Misconduct
August 28, 2009
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