Ablan v. Bank of Am. Corp., No. 11 CV 4493, 2014 WL 6704293 (N.D. Ill. Nov. 24, 2014)

Key Insight: Adopting magistrate judge’s report and recommendation, district court granted defendants? motion to strike plaintiffs? additional damages claim as sanction for plaintiffs? tardy production of documents relating to additional damages claim, which production occurred more then three months after discovery period closed, as plaintiffs offered no justification for failing to timely produce the documents and defendants would be prejudiced if plaintiffs were allowed to rely on the new evidence to defeat summary judgment or at trial; court further awarded defendants their attorneys? fees incurred in filing the motion, but denied defendants? request for expert costs associated with reviewing the new information because defendants? experts would have reviewed any new information even if it had been timely, and there was no evidence that defendants? experts had to revise their expert reports due to the belated production, and therefore no excess expert costs resulted from the late production

Nature of Case: Breach of contract

Electronic Data Involved: Documents on eight CD-ROMS

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