In WSPIEA v. Fisons, the Washington Supreme Court held that evasive and misleading discovery tactics violate Civil Rule 26(g). This Note examines the discovery tactics used in Fisons against the backdrop of the historic failure of courts to impose adequate sanctions for discovery abuse. It argues that courts must do more to deter discovery abuse by clearly articulating the requirements of the rules governing discovery, imposing severe sanctions for discovery abuse, and closely monitoring discovery in large, complex cases.
Barbara J. Gorham,
Notes and Comments,
Fisons: Will It Tame the Beast of Discovery Abuse?,
69 Wash. L. Rev.
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