Huge win for truth, justice, and the American way (not the massive fraud part):
The case was tried before a jury, which returned a verdict for Coquina. The district court subsequently denied TD Bank’s renewed motion for judgment as a matter of law and alternative motion for a new trial, to alter and amend judgment, and for remittitur. TD Bank appeals that denial on multiple grounds. It also appeals the district court’s post-trial order imposing sanctions for discovery misconduct—i.e., as a sanction, the district court deemed two crucial facts established. Coquina cross-appeals the district court’s denial of its motion to amend its complaint to better plead a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”) claim. We affirm in all respects.Congrats to the Mandels -- well-done, and well-earned.