Findlaw Case Summary: Gollomp v. Spitzer 07-0847

Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, GOVERNMENT LAW, SANCTIONS Gollomp v. Spitzer, No. 07-0847 District court judgment dismissing plaintiff’s second amended complaint against various state entities and imposing sanctions on his attorneys is affirmed where: 1) the New York State Unified Court System is an arm of the state, and thus the lawsuit against it is barred as it is entitled to Eleventh Amendment sovereign immunity; and 2) the court did not abuse its discretion in imposing sanctions as plaintiff’s counsel acted in bad faith, plaintiff’s claims were frivolous and there was nothing improper in recovering reasonable attorney’s fees from plaintiff’s counsel as a form of sanctions
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