Gottlieb v. Iskowitz, 2012 Wl 2337290 (Cal. Ct. App. June 20, 2012)

Key Insight: Appellate court found that trial court did not abuse discretion in imposing terminating sanctions for plaintiff?s egregious and willful discovery violations, including repeated failure to produce responsive materials in violation of the court?s multiple orders and subsequent ?dump? of 15 million pages of uncategorized documents that were not Bates labeled or accompanied by a corresponding index and which appeared to be largely non-responsive based on a review of 10% of the documents (?A dump of disorganized documents by definition is non-compliant.?); trial court?s award of significant damages was reversed and remanded for a new default proveup hearing on damages

Nature of Case: Libel, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and related claims

Electronic Data Involved: ESI

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