The text of the amended rule is intended to allay concerns that implementation efforts will not be successful by ensuring that the rule will be applied if properly invoked. The word “sanctions” in the legend emphasizes, for example, a deterrent orientation in the handling of inappropriate pleadings, motions or other documents. This is consistent with the approach of imposing sanctions in case of discovery abuse. See National Hockey League v. Metropolitan Hockey Club, 427 U.P. 639 (1976) (per curiam). And the words “must impose” in the last sentence draw the court`s attention to the need to impose sanctions for abuse of writing and movement. However, the Tribunal reserves the flexibility to deal appropriately with breaches of the rule. Sanctions are left to the assessment of the particular circumstances of the case, which she should be familiar with. These are not questions that arise for the first time in oral presentations when the lawyer can make statements that would not have been made if there had been more time to study and reflect.
However, the obligations of a party to the proceedings regarding the content of these documents are not only measured from the date on which they are filed or filed in court, but include confirmation by the court and support for the positions contained in these briefs and motions after learning that they were no longer of value. For example, a lawyer who insists on a claim or defense at a preliminary conference should be considered “submitted to court” and would be subject to the subdivision obligations (b) measured on that date. Although contractual principles are generally applicable to settlement agreements, Texas jurisdictions have decided that contract law cannot be applied to enforce an agreement that does not comply with Rule 11. Padilla v. LaFrance, 875 S.W.2d 730, 734 (Tex.App. Houston [14th Dist.] 1994, no writing). If the obligation imposed by the rule is breached, the court should be free to impose sanctions either on the lawyer, on the party represented by the undersigned lawyer, or on an unrepresented party who signed the brief, and the new rule provides for this. Although Rule 11 has remained silent on this point, the courts have claimed the power to personally impose sanctions on a lawyer, either through the imposition of fees or through the application of the contempt technique….