Hernia Plaintiff Asks For Sanctions After Mediation

Law360, New York (June 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An 80-year-old plaintiff who is suing over a defective hernia patch has asked a judge to sanction Davol Inc., C.R. Bard and their attorneys after they allegedly attended a settlement conference with no intention of making a deal.

The plaintiff said in a motion filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island that the defendants did not act in good faith and caused unnecessary expense.

The case brought by J.W. Collins was sent to mediation on June 11 after fact discovery...
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