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Court Awards $3M Sanction and Adverse Inference for Spoliation in Antitrust Case

On July 6, 2016, Judge Leonard P. Stark, of the federal district court in Delaware, ordered a $3 million punitive monetary sanction, and an adverse inference jury instruction, against antitrust defendant Plantronics after...more

ITC Affirms Joint and Several Liability of Counsel for Payment of Monetary Sanctions Based on Client's Spoliation of Evidence

by Mintz Levin on

On April 30, 2015, the International Trade Commission issued the public version of its opinion reviewing ALJ Thomas B. Pender’s Initial Determination in Investigation No. 337-TA-883, finding the Respondents in default due to...more

You're Exonerated: Exploring the "Sham Guaranty Defense to Eliminate Liability Under a Guaranty

Lenders commonly require principals of a company to personally guarantee a real estate loan. While the business may be protected by California’s antidefiency statute, guarantors are not. Lenders also carefully draft...more

The Titan Killer: Mandatory Exclusion under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 37(c)(1)

by Joshua Gilliland on

Oracle and SAP are at war. They have exchanged bayonet charges in discovery for two years in a case where Oracle has accused SAP (TomorrowNow) of “systematic and pervasive illegal downloading of Oracle software over...more

The Return of Covad Communications

by Joshua Gilliland on

Magistrate Judge Facciola’s “Christmas Eve” opinion now has a sequel: Covad Communs. Co. v. Revonet, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47841 (D.D.C. May 27, 2009). This opinion is very detailed covering issues of forensic...more

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