Fujitsu v. Tellabs: The District Court Orders Additional Sanctions for Fujitsu's Continued "Contemptuous Conduct"
Following the district court's previous order granting a motion to compel against Fujitsu, and Fujitsu's unsuccessful appeal to the Federal Circuit, the district court ordered sanctions in the form of a civil penalty. As the district court explained, the civil penalty was designed to provide an incentive to motivate the Fujitsu Entities to comply with the district court's orders.
The district court was less than impressed with Fujitsu's response. "After stalling for months following Judge Cole's 7/25/2014 order with meritless objections, overruled by this court on 8/19/2014, and an even more meritless mandamus attempt denied by the Federal Circuit yesterday, Fujitsu's counsel cavalierly concludes 'Fujitsu's Response' with 'Fujitsu expects to have the translations ready for production by Friday, October 10, 2014.'