‘Fabricated Evidence’ Leads Federal Judge to Award $400,000 in Fees

5August 2022

“The defendants’ attorneys undoubtedly performed a significant service for their clients by securing a dismissal of the plaintiff’s claims with prejudice—arguably the best possible outcome in the case. Such a result is also exceedingly rare, as dismissal is the most severe sanction imposed by the court and is typically reserved for only the most egregious conduct,” U.S. District Judge James P. Jones of the Western District of Virginia wrote.       

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