Magistrate Details 'Cautionary Tale' Of Case-Ending Fraud

Law360 (May 3, 2019, 8:10 PM EDT) -- A New York federal magistrate judge has scolded H&H Wholesale Services Inc. for engaging in a calculated fraud that she described as “a cautionary tale about how not to conduct discovery in federal court,” and recommended that Abbott Laboratories immediately win a trademark dispute with the company.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Lois Bloom on Thursday said H&H, its president and his wife deserve “the harshest sanction” after committing fraud on the court by actively withholding discovery. She recommended that the court enter a default judgment in favor of Abbott.

H&H used search terms it knew wouldn’t turn up results, specifically removed damning...

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October 9, 2015

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