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King v. Fleming

Lawyer attaches a smoking gun email to his complaint, refers to it as an “unofficial version.” Turns out the email was altered to add critical text. Lawyer refuses to withdraw the complaint or otherwise correct the issue. District Court: That’s sanctionable. Case dismissed with prejudice, attorney’s fees awarded. Tenth Circuit: Submitting an altered document is deceitful, and refusing to retract the manipulation is doubly so. Affirmed.


Tags: 2018, Attorney Misconduct, Evidence, Tenth Circuit

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