Davis v. American Honda Motor Co.
Davis v. American Honda Motor Co. | Cal. Superior Court, Placer County
Counsel for Center for Auto Safety (together with co-counsel, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice) in challenge of order sealing record containing sanctions decision. Sanctions were imposed against defense expert in product liability case; expert was found to have destroyed evidence, which led to striking of defendant’s answer. Sanctions decision was sealed as part of global settlement with plaintiff, but sanctioned expert then used sealing order as a basis for refusing to answer questions about destruction of evidence and as a threat against lawyers asking questions about sealed sanctions order. Motion granted, record unsealed, and order issued clarifying that sanctions order cannot be used offensively.
Opposing Counsel: Loeb & Loeb LLP