Medical Device Maker Wins $645M In Rival Theft Case
Law360 (September 10, 2018, 10:58 PM EDT) -- An Ohio federal judge on Monday awarded medical device maker KCI USA $645 million in trebled damages against Healthcare Essentials Inc. and its founders for stealing and rebranding the other company's products, saying their "flagrant discovery abuses" during the case obscured the actual amount of money KCI is owed.
U.S. District Judge Benita Y. Pearson said that amount was warranted given discovery abuse, which limited estimates of how much damage Healthcare Essentials and several related entities caused KCI to just a conservative estimate. Those abuses included filing false affidavits, refusing to produce relevant communications and documents, fabricating invoices and inventory spreadsheets, destroying digital and physical...
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