Discovery Fraud Kills Suppliers' Privilege In Test Strips Row
Law360 (March 12, 2018, 4:07 PM EDT) -- A supplier that Abbott Laboratories says sold counterfeit versions of its diabetes test strips committed discovery fraud when it handed over only a portion of relevant communications, a New York magistrate judge said Friday as she tore apart the company’s ability to rely on attorney-client privilege.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Lois Bloom isn’t requiring H&H Wholesale Services Inc. to provide copies of communications otherwise protected by attorney-client or work-product privileges, but she is blocking the supplier from raising those defenses for this set of discovery production at any point during the proceedings. The judge has already reviewed those communications in camera and...
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