4th Circuit: Fraud Ruling, Sanctions Proper For Debtor's Discovery Abuses

4th Circuit: Fraud Ruling, Sanctions Proper For Debtor's Discovery Abuses

RICHMOND, Va. - A panel of the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 10 ruled that a debtor's repeated violations of discovery orders warranted a decision by a bankruptcy court that denied him the right to present evidence at trial, resulting in his conviction for fraud (Southern Management Corporation Retirement Trust v. Robert Fulton Rood IV, No. 12-2359, Chapter 7, 4th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 13946).

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