Spacing Matters in Your Brief in Our Social Media Post of the Week

By Kelly on April 07, 2017//Leave a comment

Do you follow our tweets and Facebook posts? If not, you missed the law firm that was sanctioned for using the wrong spacing in a brief to the Federal Circuit Court.


CafeX Communications, Inc. is suing Amazon Web Services for trademark infringement and unfair competition. The firm representing Amazon filed a brief that did not follow the court’s rules. The court requires all memoranda to be “double-spaced and in 12-point font with 1-inch margins.” The attorneys used 24-point spacing instead of double-spacing to get around the 25-page limit for briefs, and as a result, U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero fined the firm $1048.09 – the cost to refile a new brief.


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