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U.S. Supreme Court Speaks on Discovery Sanctions

It is rare for a discovery sanction case to reach the nation's highest court. But on April 18, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Haeger, reversing a $2.7 million sanctions award that had been rendered by an Arizona district court and affirmed by a divided Ninth Circuit panel.

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It is rare for a discovery sanction case to reach the nation’s highest court. But on April 18, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Haeger, 2017 U.S. LEXIS 2613 (April 18, 2017), reversing a $2.7 million sanctions award that had been rendered by an Arizona district court and affirmed by a divided Ninth Circuit panel. The Supreme Court opinion by Justice Elena Kagan was joined by all the Justices (except for Justice Neil Gorsuch, who took no part in the decision).

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