Firm Secures Case-Ending Sanctions Victory for Multinational Healthcare Company
On May 8, 2020, the Firm secured a case-ending victory for our client, a multinational healthcare company, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. Judge Karon Owen Bowdre started her Opinion with this admonishment: “The American judicial system depends on the integrity of the participants, who seek the truth through the adversarial but good-faith presentation of arguments and evidence. A party who knowingly distorts or conceals the truth undermines the integrity of the process and maligns justice itself.”
The defendants were accused of, among other things, falsifying invoices in response to the court’s discovery order, spoliating evidence by hiding and/or destroying thousands of boxes of test strips, lying about the existence of inventory that our client later independently discovered, and transferring $15 million in assets within days of our client filing suit. Judge Bowdre further stated in the Opinion: “The Court need not proceed any further than [our client’s] first allegation – that ‘Defendant’s’ document production contains numerous demonstrable forgeries that have never been corrected, explain or even acknowledged… This allegation alone, demonstrated by clear and convincing evidence, is more than enough to require case-ending sanctions.”
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