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Sanctions Against Plaintiff's Counsel Affirmed in Kaufman v. Am. Family Mut. Ins. Co.

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By FindLaw Staff on April 20, 2010 3:41 PM

Kaufman v. Am. Family Mut. Ins. Co., No. 08-1491, concerned plaintiff's counsel's appeal from the district court's order imposing sanctions against them for discovery misconduct, and the district court's refusal to order discovery into the extent of ex parte communications between defense counsel and the court.

As the court wrote:  "The Silvern Law Offices, P.C. and its attorneys Steven Silvern and Jennifer Hicks ("Silvern") appeal from the district court's order imposing sanctions against them for discovery misconduct. Silvern also appeals from the district court's refusal to order discovery into the extent of ex parte communications between opposing counsel and the court. We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291 and AFFIRM."

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