Cruz-Alvarez and Canfield Review Supreme Court Decision on Discovery Sanctions

The Supreme Court has clarified the scope and limitations of judicial authority to impose sanctions, holding that awards must be limited to fees incurred solely because of and causally linked to misconduct. Shook Partner Frank Cruz-Alvarez and Associate Rachel Canfield review the Goodyear v. Haeger ruling, in which the Supreme Court adopted Shook Partner Phil Goldberg’s “but for” amicus argument in their unanimous decision, for The Washington Legal Foundation Legal Pulse.