Litigating? Be nice or face the wrath.
In an order dated January 26, 2012, Chief Judge Gerald Rosen of the Eastern District of Michigan sua sponte sanctioned plaintiffs’ counsel $1,000. The offense? The “transparent gamesmanship” of opposing the defendant’s out-of-time Answer to plaintiffs’ Amended Complaint.
You can definitely hold the other side’s feet to the fire, but be careful that you don’t fuel the fire with dollar bills.