Is a lawyer's failure to read an applicable rule compelling an excuse?

MultiRegion, United States of America

The following excerpt is from Warkentin v. Federated Life Ins. Co., Case No. 1:10-cv-00221-SAB (E.D. Cal. 2015):

"[A] lawyer's failure to read an applicable rule is one of the least compelling excuses that can be offered." Pincay v. Andrews, 389 F.3d 853, 859 (9th Cir. 2004). Similarly, "a lawyer's

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