Trudel v. SunTrust Bank, No. 18-7068 (D.C. Cir. 2019)Annotate this Case
Plaintiffs filed suit against SunTrust, alleging accounting and fraudulent-concealment claims arising from the loss of funds deposited into a Florida bank account more than two decades ago. The DC Circuit affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to the bank, holding that there was no genuine issue of material fact regarding plaintiffs' claim for an equitable accounting of the disputed funds, as well as plaintiffs' fraudulent-concealment claim.
The court also held that the district court permissibly denied plaintiffs' motions to compel further discovery and to defer ruling on summary judgment in the meantime; the district court permissibly denied plaintiffs' motion to reconsider summary judgment on the concealment claim; and the district court permissibly declined to allow plaintiffs to file a third amended complaint to expand the concealment claim beyond the alleged litigation misconduct in 2015 and 2016.