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SF Firm Settles Appeal Of $1.1M Discovery Deceit Sanction

Law360 (March 19, 2018, 8:59 PM EDT) -- A San Francisco law firm hit with a $1.12 million sanction for “egregious” discovery misconduct and a failure to investigate and turn over thousands of documents withheld by a client in an asbestos case has had the order vacated by a Hawaii state court as part of a settlement deal.

In an unusual post-settlement order Thursday, state Circuit Court Judge James H. Ashford granted a joint motion from plaintiffs William and Michelle Schane and the sanctioned firm, Hugo Parker LLP, to vacate the underlying findings and...
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