Ex-Smith & Nephew Exec Loses Sanctions Bid In FCA Suit

Law360, New York (May 24, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT) -- A Tennessee federal judge Thursday denied an ex-Smith & Nephew Inc. executive's bid to sanction the medical device maker for failing to produce data in a False Claims Act suit alleging it misrepresented the country of origin of products sold to the government, finding the information sought isn't available.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Tu M. Pham said that during a recent hearing, it became clear that certain country of origin information sought by relator Samuel Adam Cox III can't be retrieved from S&N's database, not due to...
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