CORRECTED: Attys Sanctioned $655K After $645M Medical Device Row Loss

Law360 (September 20, 2018, 10:11 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal judge ordered Cavitch Familo & Durkin Co. and three of its attorneys to pay more than $655,000 in sanctions Wednesday for its discovery abuses while representing Healthcare Essentials Inc., which was ordered to pay medical device maker KCI USA Inc. $645 million in trebled damages earlier this month for stealing and rebranding KCI's product.

U.S. District Judge Benita Y. Pearson declined to reconsider or revise her July order imposing sanctions. She ordered the firm and two of its attorneys to pay $365,200.67 and ordered a third Cavitch attorney to pay $290,488.30 for running up expenses through discovery abuses...

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