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‘Frivolous’ Claims Lead to 7-Figure Sanction for Lawyer and Client

Bloomberg Law reports that a lawyer and his client didn’t pay more than $1 million in sanctions imposed by an Illinois judge for filing a “frivolous” lawsuit they’re appealing, prompting the judge to approve a bond to pay the sanctions that must be posted no later than May 9.

Bloomberg’s Stephen Joyce writes that Judge Margaret Ann Brennan imposed sanctions totaling $1,061,623 against Marshall Spiegel and his lawyer, John Xydakis, in a case involving a condominium association. Spiegel and Xydakis had engaged in harassing behavior, the judge found.

Two adverse decisions and a November 2015 notice that their claim against  condo board member was not well grounded didn’t Spiegel and Xydakis from producing more filings and launching new lawsuits.

Read the Bloomberg Law article.