Magistrate: Sears Committed Sanctionable Discovery Offenses In Dryer Fire Case

Mealey's (September 8, 2015, 11:57 AM EDT) -- CHICAGO — Sears Holdings Corp. improperly withheld certain documents during discovery and failed to disclose a key witness, an Illinois federal magistrate judge found in a Sept. 3 report and recommendation, holding that the insurer, the plaintiff in a dispute over claims regarding a home fire attributed to a clothes dryer, is entitled to sanctions for Sears’ misconduct (MemberSelect Insurance Co. v. Electrolux Home Products Inc., et al., No. 1:13-cv-04097, N.D. Ill).

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(Report and recommendation available. Document #68-150910-016Z.)

Dryer Fire

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