Ex-Wal-Mart Worker Wants Barnes & Thornburg Sanctioned

Law360, Los Angeles (February 26, 2016, 9:47 PM EST) -- A former Wal-Mart worker suing the company for firing her after she took leave allegedly protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act urged a Michigan federal judge Friday to sanction Wal-Mart's counsel Barnes & Thornburg LLP for supposed discovery abuses.

In a motion to compel discovery, extend a discovery deadline and for sanctions, Beth A. Warner accused Barnes & Thornburg of engaging in "gamesmanship" by repeatedly failing to produce attendance records that she says support her claims that Wal-Mart violated the FMLA.

Warner alleges she suffered a serious leg injury that required ongoing medical treatment and required her to miss...

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