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Google Required To Produce Emails In Response To Former Employer's Subpoena - Negro v. Superior Court, 2014 WL 5341926 (Cal. Ct. App. 2014) - Navalimpianti USA, Inc. subpoenaed Google, Inc. to produce copies of...more

Court Denies Motion for Proportionality, Suggests Other Methods to Save Time and Money (Nebraska)

United States v. Univ. of Nebraska at Kearney, 2014 WL 4215381 (D. Neb. Aug. 25, 2014). In this housing discrimination case, the plaintiff sought an expanded scope of discovery through a motion to compel. The plaintiff...more

Effective Discovery Requires Effective Communication

As the Southern District of Ohio recently noted in Brown v. Tellermate Holdings Ltd., “[t]here may have been a time in the courts of this country when building stone walls in response to discovery requests, hiding both the...more

Though Destruction of Evidence was Egregious, Lesser Sanctions Ordered (New York)

Hawley v. Mphasis Corp., 2014 WL 3610946 (S.D.N.Y. July 22, 2014). In this employment discrimination case, the plaintiff moved for sanctions due to defendant’s alleged discovery violations. The plaintiff claimed that...more

Employer Sanctioned for Failing to Issue a Litigation Hold After Notice of EEOC Charge

In a case from the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, an employer and its attorneys were sanctioned for spoliation of evidence caused by the employer’s failure to issue a litigation hold and...more

EEOC Sanctioned for Failing to Produce Class Claimants' Social Media ESI and Other e-Discovery Misconduct

In EEOC v. The Original HoneyBaked Ham Company of Georgia Inc., 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26887 (D. Colo. Feb. 27, 2013), the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado sanctioned the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...more

Second Circuit Holds That Failure To Issue A “Litigation Hold” Will Not Result In Per Se Sanctions And Clarifies Title VII...

Chin v. Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, No. 10-cv-1904 (2d Cir. July 10, 2012): The Second Circuit Court of Appeals rejected case law holding that the failure to institute a “litigation hold” will per se result in...more

How to Mismanage E-Discovery in a Workplace Investigation: A gender discrimination case demonstrates the need for constant...

Originally published on i-Sight.com's blog: “How to Mismanage E-Discovery in a Workplace Investigation.” There’s no such thing as passing the buck when it comes to e-discovery. Although attorneys may assume that they can...more

Employment Law Commentary Volume 21, No. 7 July 2009

In this issue: 1 Courts Issue Important New Decisions: Good or Bad News 2 Schwarzenegger Signs New E-Discovery Law 4 California Supreme Court Expands Remedies for Unintentional Denial of Disability Access Please...more

Motion to Compel to Camera Phone Photo

Just as the Def Leppard Song Goes: All I got is a photograph — and it is not enough. (From the classic Photograph). This is the story of a motion to compel production of a cell phone photo...without an underlying request...more

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