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Judge denies sanctions in Bielema case

U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III has ruled against a motion from former University of Arkansas coach Bret Bielema and his agent Neil Cornrich asking for sanctions against the legal team representing the Razorback Foundation in the ongoing legal dispute between the parties.

Holmes denied the motion asking for penalties based on the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11 (Rule 11) based on language in the Razorback Foundation’s countersuit against Bielema and Cornrich.

The motion for sanctions was filed in November. Attorneys for Bielema argued the Razorback Foundation’s counterclaims against Bielema and Cornrich were “false and injurious allegations of a conspiracy to defraud.