Concerned Citizens for Crystal City v. City of Crystal City, 334 S.W.3d 519 (Mo. App. Ct. 2010)

Key Insight: Where trial court ordered a single plaintiff to produce all information in his possession or control that had been posted to a relevant web forum and where that plaintiff complied in part but withheld information that could have uniquely identified users and unposted private messages, the trial court abused its discretion in striking all plaintiffs? pleadings and dismissing their claims as a sanction for discovery violations where the request for discovery was overly broad in the first place and where the sanction imposed for failing to respond to such an overly broad request was ?unjust?

Nature of Case: Claims arising from city’s approval of development of property

Electronic Data Involved: ESI posted to website and electronic forum

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