In the health care industry, payors and providers often have claims for both underpayment and overpayment arising from ongoing contracts or other health care services rendered.
When claims arise between a payor and a...more
As soon as a party is served with a summons and complaint and sometimes sooner, there arises a duty to preserve evidence, including electronically stored information (ESI). This duty requires both counsel and clients to...more
The digital revolution has caused tremendous growth in the volume of documents stored and collected electronically. It has also caused the creation of new sources of digital data, one of the most significant of which is...more
The State Bar of California has issued perhaps the country’s most straightforward and candid directive to litigators to learn the ins and outs of electronic discovery (e-discovery). In a proposed formal opinion, it states,...more
With today’s prevalence of electronic documents, e-discovery is easily the largest single line item in any company’s litigation budget. It can often consume more than half the allotted funds and even exceed the actual dollar...more
During the last 10 years, we have witnessed expanded and more complex caseloads in both the federal and state court systems. Due to the proliferation of issues, which are beyond the scope of traditional courts, in areas...more
At both the state and federal levels, our judicial system has been impacted by three significant developments. First, for a number of reasons, most importantly economic, there is an inadequate number of sitting judges dealing...more