Pay Up, 9th Circ. Tells Gibson Dunn In Sanctions Row

Law360, New York (April 29, 2011, 10:28 PM EDT) -- Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP will have to pay a six-figure sanction for discovery shenanigans in its representation of Encana Corp. in a price-fixing case, the Ninth Circuit ruled Friday.

The magistrate judge did not err when he imposed a $102,078.97 sanction on the firm for directly contacting counsel for a third-party witness to try to delay a deposition, a three-judge panel for the Ninth Circuit said.

The decision should not shock anyone who heard the arguments before the Ninth Circuit on April 14. The panel...
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