Steeger v. JMS Cleaning Services LLC

Filing 27

OPINION AND ORDER: An Opinion and Order of February 28 imposed $10,000 in sanctions on Richard Liebowitz and his law firm pursuant to Rule 11, Fed. R. Civ. P., and this Courts inherent power, payable to the Clerk of Court. Steeger v. JMS Cleani ng Servs. LLC, No. 17cv8013(DLC), 2018 WL 1136113 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 28, 2018). On March 9, the plaintiff moved for reconsideration and an order vacating the February 28 Order. The motion is granted in part.....Taking this motion for reconsideration as an opportunity to craft sanctions that will more directly address the deficiencies in performance described above and deter their repetition, the sanctions are modified as follows. The monetary sanctions imposed on February 28 are reduced to $ 2,000 and are imposed solely under the Courts inherent powers. The Court also imposes an educational sanction under both its inherent powers and Rule 11, Fed. R. Civ. P. Mr. Liebowitz must complete by July 31, 2018 four CLE credit hours in ethics and professionalism in addition to the amount required biennially by the New York State bar authorities. (Signed by Judge Denise L. Cote on 3/14/2018) (gr)

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