It feels as if courts are running out of patience or tolerance for litigants who 1) are repeat players in the litigation industry, and 2) abuse judicial processes such as discovery. For a recent example, see this February 23, 2018 post at Francis Pileggi’s Delaware law blog. In it, Mr. Pileggi provides a cogent summary of a significant order on discovery sanctions. Readers will judge for themselves, but it feels to me as if there are indeed larger messages in this opinion.