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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...
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