Cases & Deals

Scotts Company secures Second Circuit affirmance of sanctions award and dismissal of discrimination action

Client(s) Scotts Company, The

Jones Day obtained monetary sanctions against Plaintiff and her counsel for frivolous filings and, further, persuaded the Court to dismiss Plaintiff's claims of race, gender, and disability discrimination and enter judgment for The Scotts Company due to Plaintiff's repeated failure to comply with discovery orders. On appeal, the Second Circuit agreed with Jones Day that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in dismissing the case in its entirety with prejudice.

Jackson v. The Scotts Company, LLC, 2009 WL 321010 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 10, 2009), aff'd, 2009 WL 4825225 (2d Cir. Dec. 16, 2009)