Hatcher Attorneys Fined

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“Hatcher Attorneys Fined.” Charlotte Observer 30 Sept. 1989: 5B.


The attorneys were charged legal fees and damages for a lawsuit “initiated ... to gain publicity and to influence the state prosecution then under way.” A federal appeals court upheld the sanctions. Related articles: Robesonian 20 Sept. 1990: 1A; 16 April 1991: 1A; 8 Dec. 1991: 2A; 4 Feb. 1992: 1A; 6 Feb. 1992: 1A; 14 Sept. 1993: 1A. Liz Seymour briefly discusses the sanctions and Rule 11’s effect on civil rights attorneys in Southern Exposure 19.2 (Summer 1991): 7.

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