March 12, 2018 / 11:57 PM / in 10 months

Judge slams wholesaler for discovery abuse in Abbott trademark fight

A federal judge on Friday allowed Abbott Laboratories to question a wholesaler and its former lawyer about why they withheld documents sought by the healthcare giant in a trademark infringement case, saying there is probable cause to believe they engaged in discovery fraud.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Lois Bloom in Brooklyn said Abbott may depose representatives of H&H Wholesale Services Inc, a seller of glucose test strips, about why they withheld internal emails and other documents requested by Abbott.

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