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April 25th, 2019

Minnesota Appellate Court Upholds Sanctions Against BNSF Further Solidifying “Judicial Hellholes” Designation

A Minnesota appeals court issued a disappointing ruling earlier this week when it upheld sanctions against BNSF in a toxic fumes case. The court found that BNSF engaged in “pervasive” discovery misconduct that prejudiced the plaintiff. The case originated in the Hennepin County District Court and the trial judge’s actions helped solidify the Twin Cities . . . → Read More: Minnesota Appellate Court Upholds Sanctions Against BNSF Further Solidifying “Judicial Hellholes” Designation

June 28th, 2013

Colorado High Court to Trial Courts: Discovery Must Be Reasonably Limited

Winning an automatic Points of Light citation in the upcoming edition of ATRA’s annual Judicial Hellholes report (due out in December), a Colorado Supreme Court decision this week instructs trial courts to enforce reasonable limits on the discovery process.

Discovery is often abused by plaintiffs’ lawyers who demand millions of seemingly unrelated documents from a . . . → Read More: Colorado High Court to Trial Courts: Discovery Must Be Reasonably Limited