Court Orders $430,000 Discovery Sanction in Doe Run Case

As featured on the front page of Missouri Lawyers Weekly, a U.S. District Court has ordered Doe Run Resources Corporation (“Doe Run”) – the defendant in a thirteen-year legal battle involving lead pollution in Peru – to pay $430,000 for noncompliance with discovery orders.

The award arrives after the Court found that Doe Run failed to provide the plaintiffs, represented by Schlichter Bogard & Denton, with key documents, and ordered the defendants to pay attorneys’ fees associated with bringing the sanctions motion and investigating their noncompliance – a “lengthy” process which entailed “additional review of millions of pages of documents.” As Schlichter Bogard & Denton senior partner Nelson G. Wolff told Missouri Lawyers Weekly, it ranks among the largest discovery sanctions in Missouri history.

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