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Civil Procedure Keyed to Erichson
Lee v. Max International, LLC
Citation:638 F.3d 1318 (10th Cir. 2011)
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Lee (Plaintiff) filed a lawsuit against Max International (Defendant) for breach of a contract with Lee’s wholly owned company. During discovery, the defendant filed a motion to compel because it was unsatisfied with the plaintiffs’ production. When the plaintiffs still failed to produce various documents, the defendant moved for sanctions, arguing that the plaintiff had repeatedly failed to comply with discovery requests and produce the documents that it had requested. The district court eventually granted the motion and dismissed the case as a sanction.
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