Furniture Makers' Bid For Whistleblower Sanctions Tossed

Law360, Houston (June 13, 2016, 3:27 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge recommended nixing a bid for sanctions and disqualification Friday brought by a group of furniture manufacturers who are being sued for antitrust and False Claims Act violations, finding they failed to prove that the rival attorneys who brought the case broke discovery rules.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Pamela A. Mathy wrote in her report and recommendation to U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia that defendants Atveq Inc., KLN Steel Products Co LLC., Thurston Manufacturing Co. and Dehler Manufacturing Inc. hadn't shown that attorneys for whistleblower University Loft Co. wrongly secured three witness statements, so sanctions aren't appropriate. University Loft...

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