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Lawyers Evade $655,000 in Discovery Abuse Sanctions for Now

Jan. 16, 2020, 7:53 PM

Cavitch, Familo & Durkin Co. LPA and three of its attorneys convinced the Sixth Circuit on Thursday to vacate more than $655,000 in sanctions entered for discovery abuses that led to a $645 million default judgment in a case involving allegedly deceptive trade practices.

Cavitch and its lawyers, Michael Rasor, Komlavi Atsou, and Eric Weiss, were hit with $655,689 in sanctions in a lawsuit brought by KCI USA Inc. against Healthcare Essentials Inc. for an alleged fraud scheme related to KCI’s “VAC” wound therapy systems. The sanctions were issued after Cavitch withdrew from the case, and related to the attorneys’ ...

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