TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Apr 18, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court overturned a $2.7 million sanction for discovery misconduct today, finding that a district court was mistaken for including legal fees beyond those resulting from the misconduct, the ABA Journal reports. The sanction was imposed against Goodyear Tire and Rubber and two lawyers representing the company for failure to disclose tire test results during discovery in a lawsuit. Justice Elana Kagan, who wrote the unanimous opinion, said that the district court has to follow a “but-for causation standard” when determining a sanction.