A California judge sanctioned accounting firm KPMG last week for hiding documents in a $50 million accounting malpractice suit brought by computer case and accessory supplier Targus Group International Inc.

An Orange County Court district judge ruled that KPMG "withheld or delayed in producing many responsive documents in order to gain unfair advantage," and said that Targus will be able to introduce the matter into the trial set to begin in September. KPMG was also ordered to pay Targus $30,000 for "abuse of the discovery process."

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