Allegheny Millwork v. Honeycutt highlights a tension in some requests for sanctions–a request for a large amounts of attorneys’ fees can be inconsistent with the underlying claim that a position is not well-founded:
“While Allegheny’s counsel’s failure o reconcile or even address that the case is disappointing, and thereby raises an issue of candor with the Court, we do not see it as sufficiently egregious to support a shifting of fees, and certainly not in the amount requested by NQS. Given this Court’s familiarity with its own opinion in Ninety Nine Physicians, a brief reference to the case in response to the attorney’s fee issue would have sufficed.”
No. 05-21-00113-CV (June 8, 2022) (mem. op.) (footnote omitted).