Chancery Halts ServiceMesh Case For Criminal Investigation

Law360, Wilmington (July 20, 2017, 7:26 PM EDT) -- A Delaware Chancery judge on Thursday granted the U.S. government's request to halt all discovery in a case alleging the founder of cloud computing company ServiceMesh Inc. paid bribes to score nearly $100 million in earn-out payments from the company's sale, so the feds can finish a criminal investigation.

Ruling from the bench in Wilmington, Chancellor Andre G. Bouchard said that the federal government had shown there was "an actual risk of witness tampering," and agreed to stay all discovery in the case for 90 days.

The case, which has splintered into a bevy of claims and counterclaims, involves Computer Sciences...

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