Thursday, July 10, 2008

S.C. Court of Appeals upholds discovery sanction of striking answer for failure to produce documents

In McNair v. Fairfield County, the Court of Appeals upheld the sanction of striking the County's answer in a condemnation case. The County had not produced documents 7 ½ months after the trial court granted plaintiff's motion to compel. At the 11th hour the county promised to have all discovery matters cleared up within one month, but failed to do so. The Court of Appeals held that this course of conduct warranted the trial court's striking of the answer.

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