Cutting corners to save expenses on a digital forensic expert may end up costing a pair of Boston attorneys and their clients significantly more in the end.

Last week, U.S. District Judge Mark L. Wolf of the District of Massachusetts granted default judgment to the plaintiffs, as well as their second motion for sanctions in Red Wolf Energy Trading v. BIA Capital Management, a case involving unfair and deceptive trade practices. The defendants participated in “repeated extreme misconduct” despite stern warnings and digital discovery orders by the court, according to the judge’s 72-page order filed Sept. 8.