‘Default Judgment Is an Absolute Last Resort:’ Federal Judge Adjusts Order to Allow One More Chance for Defendant’s Deposition

“Though I agree that Mr. Allen offers no good excuse for his non-compliance—and arguably digs a deeper hole through his attempts to deflect blame onto his counsel—I find that a less severe sanction than default judgment is initially warranted for Defendants’ and Mr. Allen’s misconduct,” U.S. District Judge Brendan A. Hurson for the District of Maryland wrote in an order Wednesday.


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