If, after notice and a reasonable opportunity to respond, the Court determines that a provision of these Local Rules has been knowingly violated, the Court may impose an appropriate sanction upon the attorneys, law firms, or parties that have violated the Local Rule or are responsible for the violation. The procedures for imposing sanctions and the nature of sanctions shall be as set out in Fed. R. Civ. P. 11(c). For purposes of this rule, references in Fed. R. Civ. P. 11(c) to violations of "Rule 11(b)" are deemed to be references to violations of the Local Rules, and Fed. R. Civ. P. 11(c)(5)(A) does not apply.
COMMENT: Stylistic amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure took effect on December 1, 2007. Pursuant to those amendments, the reference to "subdivision (b)" was changed to "Rule 11(b)" and the reference to Fed.R.Civ.P. 11(c)(2)(A) was changed to Fed.R.Civ.P. 11(c)(5)(A). (6/2/08)
September 12, 1994