Court Awards Record Sanction In Business Dispute

GWB represented an international manufacturer of industrial transformers in a business tort dispute with a steel manufacturer.  Plaintiff alleged that it received a defective transformer which ultimately failed.  The plaintiff also alleged this failure resulted in millions of dollars of consequential damages and loss of market share.

During the discovery phase, GWB attorneys were able to establish that plaintiff’s damages were exaggerated and that the plaintiff’s counsel withheld thousands of damaging, critical documents.  As a result, a summary judgment motion and sanction motion was filed.  The court sanctioned plaintiff’s counsel almost $1,000,000.00.  To this day, the sanction award is the largest in South Carolina history.  The case subsequently resolved very favorably.


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