Commercial Division Blog

Posted: September 25, 2015 / Categories Commercial, Discovery/Disclosure, Sanctions

Adverse Inference Sanction Upheld Where No Reasonable Explanation for Documents' Nonproduction

On September 23, 2015, the Second Department issued a decision in Schiano v. Mijul, Inc., 2015 NY Slip Op. 06910, affirming an adverse inference discovery sanction because "the documents in question exist or existed and were under [the sanctioned party's] control, and . . . there was no reasonable explanation for their nonproduction." (Internal quotations omitted).