In ruling of firsts, US judge sanctions lawyers for PDF production and wrongful certification

March 7, 2013

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By: Robert Hilson
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013

In a case that airs broad and deep-seated confusion over federal e-discovery obligations, a US magistrate judge in Maryland has sanctioned plaintiff’s attorneys for Branhaven, LLC in a trademark infringement suit for wrongfully certifying the completeness of an e-discovery production they did not perform, review or supervise.