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Issue of attorney diligence enters high-stakes fees dispute in sanctions-terminated suit, Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists

Posted Jul 10, 2014

(July 10, 2014)

A looming hearing in a Virginia federal courtroom over whether counsel for a serial spoliator should be held responsible for their client’s misdeeds may seek to explore the duty of attorneys to lay down the law for those they represent and keep a keen eye on their discovery practices.

US district Judge Anthony Trenga, who in April dismissed with prejudice a lawsuit against defense contractor BAE Systems, will now weigh a request for more than $500,000 in fees against plaintiff Cornelius Hosch and his attorneys at The Employment Law Group as restitution for Hosch’s “game of [discovery] hide and seek” that ended in terminating sanctions…

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