Magistrate Judge Recommends Denying Defendant’s Motion for Sanctions Against Plaintiff

July 10, 2017 – On July 6, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, magistrate judge Barry S. Seltzer recommended denying defendant All Rise Records, Inc.’s motion for sanctions against plaintiff Atmos Nation, LLC.’s prior counsel under 28 U.S.C. § 1927. The court found that sanctions were not warranted because the plaintiff’s conduct and its prior counsel’s conduct involved abandonment of proceedings, not malfeasance. The original lawsuit involved a portable herb vaporizer. The patents-at-issue are U.S. Patent Nos. D695,450 and D720,085. This case was given Civil Action No. 0-16-cv-60032.

By: Neha Bhat