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On Behalf of Trustee, Kramon & Graham Prevails in Requesting Terminating Sanctions for Massive Spoliation; Obtains Bankruptcy Judgment

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland recently delivered a potentially landmark opinion in a case involving spoliation and the concealment of assets by a bankruptcy debtor and his wife. Following a one-week trial, Kramon & Graham principals Dave Shuster and Jean Lewis, with support from firm associate Justin Redd, were successful in convincing the Court that the spoliation was so egregious that terminating sanctions were justified. The Court entered a judgment that effectively required the turnover of scores of properties and bank accounts to Kramon & Graham client and Chapter 11 Trustee, Roger Schlossberg. The Daily Record covers the case in Bankruptcy judgment entered after ‘astonishing’ discovery violations (subscription required). Richard M. Goldberg of Shapiro Sher, as general bankruptcy counsel to the Trustee, was a key contributor to the litigation team’s efforts on the motions to dismiss and the spoliation motions.