By Katie Buehler (April 8, 2022, 7:44 PM EDT) — A Fifth Circuit panel on Friday backed a sanction requiring a Dallas attorney to pay $1,250 to opposing counsel for misreading a court order, emphasizing in an opinion the importance of reading court rulings and owning up to individual mistakes.
In a per curiam opinion, the three-judge panel chided attorney Matthew Scott of Scott Law Firm PLLC for incorrectly reading a Northern District of Texas court’s order granting his client’s motion for leave to file a second amended complaint in an employment discrimination lawsuit. Scott believed the order meant the second amended complaint was effectively filed with the court, according to…
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