A federal judge sanctioned a health insurer on Wednesday for conduct in an ERISA case that she said gave “new meaning to the term ‘scorched earth’ litigation tactics.”

U.S. District Judge Faith Hochberg in Newark, N.J., imposed an array of penalties on Health Net Inc. and two related carriers, stating that Health Net’s “repeated and unabated discovery abuses and lack of candor leave this court no other choice.”

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