Valentini v. Citigroup, Inc., No. 11 Civ. 1355(JMF), 2013 WL 4407065 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 16, 2013)

Key Insight: Court declined to dismiss complaint or grant adverse inference instruction as sanction for plaintiffs’ blatant disregard of the discovery process as there was no evidence of willfulness or maliciousness, and instead awarded all attorneys’ fees and costs that defendants incurred as a result of plaintiffs’ dilatory conduct; court further ordered parties to brief issue of whether more severe sanctions should be imposed against plaintiff entity that had failed to produce a single document from its files

Nature of Case: Fraud and related claims

Electronic Data Involved: ESI

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