Yardi drops counterclaims and Judge issues sanctions against Yardi
March 29 2019
On February 26, 2019, Judge Waddoups issued an Order addressing Entrata's allegations of misconduct and bad faith by Yardi in regard to their intentional withholding of relevant evidence and the parties' respective expert reports, as they related to some of this evidence. The court requested the parties prepare for a hearing to discuss these matters and put Yardi and it's counsel on notice, stating they were "warned and put on notice that any further false declarations, or other misconduct may result in further sanctions, including striking all of Yardi’s experts. Sanctions may also include an entry of default judgment in Entrata’s favor."
On March 6, 2019, the court granted an Order dismissing all of Yardi's counterclaims against Entrata.
On March 28, 2019, Judge Waddoups issued a decision levying sanctions against Yardi for their actions and "repeated bad faith" related to their intentional delaying and withholding of relevant evidence. In his decision, the judge ordered that one of Yardi's experts’ reports is to be stricken and that the expert may rely only upon their prior opinions. Additionally, the judge set a schedule for additional sanctions motions related to Yardi's misconduct, including fees and costs since September of 2017.