Intuit Wins Trademark Suit Toss After Discovery Wrongs

Law360, Los Angeles (April 6, 2012, 3:59 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge threw out an information technology company’s trademark infringement suit against financial software giant Intuit Inc. and others on Wednesday, saying the plaintiff’s relentless discovery violations, including witness tampering and manufacturing evidence, made dismissal the only effective remedy.

“A proceeding in the United States District Court is far more than a board game,” U.S. District Judge William Alsup wrote in an order dismissing Fremont, Calif.-based Innospan Corp.’s lawsuit against Intuit, Mint Software Inc. and Shasta Ventures GP LLC. “It is a solemn endeavor...
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