Cargill Ordered To Pay Up For Discovery Misstep

Law360, New York (November 5, 2009, 5:34 PM EST) -- A federal judge has partially granted Oklahoma's bid for sanctions against Cargill Inc. for allegedly botching discovery requests in a suit brought by the state that accuses the company of tainting the Illinois River watershed with poultry waste.

Magistrate Judge Paul Cleary of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma on Wednesday ordered Cargill to pick up the tab for the costs and expenses, including attorneys' fees, incurred by Oklahoma, finding Cargill's counsel to have incorrectly assumed that the discovery products at issue...
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