DOJ Pans Ex-Bumble Bee CEO's Bid To Nix Witness' New Info

Law360 (October 10, 2019, 3:12 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors rebuked a former Bumble Bee Foods CEO’s bid to exclude an alleged co-conspirator's statements from an upcoming criminal price-fixing trial, telling a California federal judge that a witness remembering more information is an "everyday occurrence" that the ex-executive has turned into "another baseless attack on the government."

The government urged U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in a filing Tuesday to throw out Christopher Lischewski's request, arguing that prosecutors did not act improperly when they obtained inculpatory statements made by Stephen Hodge, a former StarKist senior vice president of sales, during a pretrial interview last week. Prosecutors did not disclose...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!