Correction: This article has been corrected to reflect that Yale’s motion to stay discovery cited a previous, unrelated case in which plaintiffs counsel Andrew B. Bowman represented clients who were sanctioned for discovery abuses.

In a lawsuit brought by two Yale Law School students alleging retaliation for refusing to support a complaint against professor Amy Chua, the university is seeking to stave off discovery by pointing to discovery sanctions levied in another case against litigants previously represented by the plaintiffs’ counsel.