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    Atty Held In Contempt After Several ‘Frivolous’ False Ad Suits

    Attorney Spencer Sheehan is being held in contempt after filing several meritless lawsuits, all of which were intended to be class action suits. Sheehan has been filing these lawsuits without any relevant case law or research. He has had more than a dozen lawsuits of the same “bad faith” dismissed by the court, yet he continues to file lawsuits of the same manner.  

    Rule 11 is the rule for signings of pleadings, motions, and other procedures. Rule 11(a) states that “The signature of an attorney or party constitutes a certificate by him that he has read the pleading, motion, or other paper; that to the best of his knowledge, information, and belief formed after reasonable inquiry it is well grounded in fact and is warranted by existing law or a good faith argument for the extension, modification, or reversal of existing law, and that it is not interposed for any improper purpose, such as to harass or to cause unnecessary delay or needless increase in the cost of litigation.”

    Here, Sheehan continued to file suits that were not well grounded in fact, or warranted by existing law or good faith arguments. This was confirmed again when Judge Franklin J. Scullin Jr. brought the sanctions proceedings to a close, finding that he has taken on more than a dozen lawsuits in bad faith. Because of this, Sheehan is being held in contempt for his conduct. 

    In conclusion, Sheehan has filed many unreasonable lawsuits in bad taste. Seemingly continuous violation of Rule 11 and lack of case law and studies ended up with Sheehan being put in contempt, even when the court identified rules and applied them to the facts. He undeniably filed multiple frivolous suits, and made many meritless claims.