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Judge grants default for discovery ‘misdeeds’ (access required)

Default judgment. The death penalty for a civil defendant. The ultimate sanction for bad conduct in litigation. Used only when a judge is really fed up with “egregious misconduct” or when a judge is really hot about how litigants – or lawyers – have handled themselves. A Charlottesville federal judge last month found a defendant mortgage ...

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