Supreme Court Tosses $2.7M Goodyear Discovery Sanction

Law360, New York (April 18, 2017, 10:31 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out a $2.7 million fine dropped on Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. for what a federal judge had called deliberate misconduct in failing to produce a key test in a vehicle crash lawsuit. 

The Supreme Court has freed Goodyear from a $2.7 million fine leveled against the tire giant by a lower court that said the company and its attorneys had failed to produce a key test in a family's lawsuit. (AP) In a case focused on judges' authority to set fines over litigation misconduct, Goodyear successfully challenged an Arizona district court decision that the company...

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