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Court Rejects Objection to Portion of Monetary Sanctions, Orders Payment of $571,440.12 by July 15

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Victor Stanley, Inc. v. Creative Pipe, Inc., No. MJG-06-2662 (D. Md. June 15, 2011)

In another chapter of the Victor Stanley saga, the defendant objected to payment of the remaining balance of the monetary sanction ordered as a result of its spoliation of evidence (see Victor Stanley II).  Specifically, the defendant had been ordered to pay a monetary sanction “equivalent to Plaintiff’s fees and costs ‘associated with all discovery that would not have been un[der]taken but for Defendant’s spoliation, as well as the briefings and hearing regarding Plaintiff’s Motion for Sanctions.’”  The total award of sanctions amounted to $1,049,850.04.  Defendant objected to payment of fees which it alleged were unrelated to its spoliation.  The District Court disagreed and found that the recommended award was proper.  Accordingly, defendant was ordered to pay the remaining balance of the sanction, $571,440.12, by July 15, 2011.

A copy of the order is available here.