5th Circuit Upholds Sanctions, Summary Judgment Award In Foreclosure Suit

NEW ORLEANS - A Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Aug. 21 upheld rulings imposing discovery sanctions against defendants in a foreclosure suit and subsequently awarding summary judgment to the lender after finding that the defendants' willful conduct warranted striking their counterclaims and defenses (Keybank National Association v. Perkins Rowe Associates LLC, et al., No. 12-30998, 5th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 17544).

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