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In a Second Case, Judge Specifies Search Terms for Parties to Use: eDiscovery Case Law

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In Abbott v. Wyoming Cty. Sheriff’s Office, No. 15-CV-531W (W.D.N.Y. May 16, 2017), New York Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott granted the plaintiff’s motion to compel and defendant’s cross-motion in part, ordering the defendant...more

Metadata Plays Key Role in $10.8 Million Whistleblower Lawsuit Verdict: eDiscovery Case Law

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Earlier this month, federal jurors awarded nearly $8 million to the former general counsel of a company who says he was fired because he blew the whistle on his company’s potential violation of a foreign bribery law. That...more

Annual Report On EEOC Developments: Fiscal Year 2014

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In This Issue: - INTRODUCTION ..I. LOOKING BACK AT FY 2014: A REVIEW OF EEOC SUCCESSES AND FAILURES, AND SIGNIFICANT CASES AND DEVELOPMENTS TO WATCH FOR IN FY 2015 ..A. Key Statistics ...more

California Employment Law Notes

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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

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

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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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