Judge Scolds Attys For Snubbing Whistleblowers In FCA Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (March 22, 2013, 8:54 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday scolded counsel for diagnostic services provider Kan-Di-Ki LLC, ruling the lawyers broke court rules by not trying to meet and confer with whistleblowers' attorneys before filing a summary motion in a False Claims Act suit.

In a tersely worded order, U.S. District Judge Josephine Staton Tucker denied Kan-Di-Ki LLC's motion to dismiss, saying counsel should have tried to properly negotiate with the plaintiffs' attorneys first, instead of making a quick phone call on the same February afternoon when the motion...
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