PHOENIX (Legal Newsline) - Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced March 27 that his office has filed a series of sanction-related motions against Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities (AID).
Brnovich’s office filed a motion for sanctions under Rule 11, a motion for sanctions under ARS 12-349 and the Court’s Inherent Power, a motion for evidentiary hearing and limited discovery, and a motion for limine No. 1.
Brnovich seeks an order that would require AID to pay the reasonable expenses, including reasonable attorney fees, for the state’s case against the organization. If the court grants Brnovich’s request, AID would be ordered to pay within 20 days.
The motion stems from a case in which Brnovich intervened after AID flooded Phoenix-area judicial systems with hundreds of copy-and-paste lawsuits.
Additionally, Brnovich’s office seeks an evidentiary hearing to explore how AID was able to generate and file the complaints, as well as how the scheme was developed and executed.