Whistleblower, Feds Object To Sanctions In Kickback Row

Law360 (July 27, 2020, 10:37 PM EDT) -- The federal government, an eye product supplier and a whistleblower have all pushed back in litigation over an alleged kickback scheme against a Minnesota federal magistrate judge for sanctioning them over issues relating to the case's scope and evidence.

The federal government and whistleblower Kipp Fesenmaier argued that U.S. Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz got it wrong when he sanctioned them earlier this month after a witness was not prepared to answer certain questions during a deposition, according to the objection they filed on Friday with the District of Minnesota.

"The issues the magistrate judge indicated that the witness did not...

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