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In re Atl. Int’l Mortg. Co.

In re Atl. Int’l Mortg. Co.

Case Date: 08/02/2006
Citation: In re Atl. Int'l Mortg. Co., 352 B.R. 503 (Bankr. M.D. Fla. 2006)
Court Type: Federal District
Court: Middle District of Florida (M.D. Fla.)
Judge: Bankruptcy Judge: Alexander L. Paskay
Rule(s): Rule 37

In this bankruptcy case, Plaintiff moved for sanctions and the entry of a default judgment against Defendants for repeated discovery violations.


The Court found that sanctions were warranted against Defendant, as Defendant was uncooperative, delayed discovery and obstructed discovery efforts, made frivolous privilege claims, and filed meritless appeals. However, Defendant’s conduct did not rise to the level of a default judgment, as an entry of default judgment is the most severe sanction. The Court therefore awarded monetary sanctions and attorneys’ fees.

E-Discovery Issues: Motion for Default Judgment, Motion for Sanctions
E-discovery Tags: Communication/Cooperation, Costs, Data Retention, Forensic Analysis/Examination, Keyword Search, Preservation and Collection, Privilege, Sanctions
E-discovery subjects: Backup Tapes, Computer, Email, Servers

Published: April 10th, 2018

Category: Uncategorized

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