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