Rule 37(a)(2) Sanctions: 4 Factors in + 4 More If Case-Ending (5th Cir.) — Is Striking Pleadings Always Case Ending? — An Effect Cannot Precede Its Cause (Good Quote)

Law Funder LLC v. Munoz, 2019 WL 2127559 (5th Cir. May 16, 2019): PER CURIAM: *1 The Law Funder, L.L.C., sued Sergio Munoz, Jr., and his law firm for legal malpractice. Finding a series of discovery violations and related malfeasance, the district court struck Munoz’s answer. Munoz did not move to replead, and the district court entered default judgment against him. The district court then held a bench tria ...

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