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Law Firm Sues Insurer Over $700K in Lost Billings Due to Ransomware Attack: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

A small Rhode Island law firm has filed a lawsuit against its insurance company after the insurer refused to pay $700,000 in lost billings following a ransomware attack on the firm that locked down the firm’s computer files...more

6,905 Billable Hours for Attorney Review May Not Be Billable if the Reviewer Isn’t Actually an Attorney: eDiscovery News

by CloudNine on

A contract lawyer for a Pennsylvania plaintiffs’ firm clocked 6,905 hours of work on a shareholder lawsuit against former executives and directors of Sprint Corp. related to its 2005 merger with Nextel.  One problem, however:...more

Was Spoliation Intentional? Court Will Let Jury Decide: eDiscovery Case Law

by CloudNine on

In Cahill v. Dart, No. 13-cv-361 (N.D. Ill. Dec. 2, 2016), Illinois District Judge John Z. Lee adopted, with modifications, the Report and Recommendation of Magistrate Judge Cox regarding the plaintiff’s motion to sanction...more

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

Successful Motions to Dismiss Securities Class Actions, A Review of What Worked in 2014

by K&L Gates LLP on

Motions to dismiss have been called “the main event” in securities class actions. They are filed in over 90% of securities class actions and they result in dismissal close to 50% of the time they are filed. In contrast, out...more

New Jersey Federal Court Allows “Self-Help” Counterclaims Against Potential FCA Whistleblowers To Proceed

Last week, a New Jersey federal court allowed medical device maker Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corp. (“Boston Scientific”) to proceed with counterclaims against two of its former employees for violating their contracts...more

Business Litigation Alert: "Did They Really Say That?"

by Porter Hedges LLP on

E-Mails Continue to Be the Modern "Smoking Gun" - The recent financial-collapse and bankruptcy of former mega-law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf has captivated the attention of the legal industry, but are there lessons to be...more

Laying Foundation for Meta Data and Websites

Lawsuits brought in the U.S. that result in judgments against Chinese companies often have problems with enforceability, unless the Chinese company has assets in the US or assets in another country that enforces US judgments....more

Three Key Data Retention Questions [Video]

by Fenwick & West LLP on

Your company has been sued – what do you need to consider to comply with data preservation requirements? How do you address litigation holds, ediscovery and data retention? Robert Brownstone, litigation attorney and chair of...more

E-Discovery Litigation Holds

Preserving company E-mail that may be relevant in litigation is important for every business. Failure to do so can open a company to liability for breaching the duty to preserve evidence. Sending a notice to employees who...more

E-Discovery Guidelines Coming To A Court Near You

New E-Discovery Guidelines related to the discovery of electronically stored information (“ESI”) have been approved by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Find the Guidelines and related documents...more

Development In Social Media Discovery

Social media postings, messages and records are subject to discovery in lawsuits. But like other forms of discovery, there are limits. Courts don’t like fishing expeditions and will use state and federal laws to deny...more

California Electronic Discovery Act: Part Four

Part Four in a multi-part series on the topic. Searching for evidence in the form of email, text messages and instant messaging is increasingly important in lawsuits. However, requests for this type of evidence during the...more

California Electronic Discovery Act: Part Three

Part Three in a multi-part series on the topic. In Part One of this series, we discussed California’s Electronic Discovery Act. Part Two discussed the importance in legal proceedings of electronic information from social...more

California Electronic Discovery Act: Part Two

Part Two in a multi-part series on the topic. In Part One of this series, we discussed California’s Electronic Discovery Act, which established procedures for parties to discover electronically stored information (“ESI”)...more

Development In Social Media Discovery

Social media postings, messages and records are subject to discovery in lawsuits. But like other forms of discovery, there are limits. Courts don’t like fishing expeditions and will use state and federal laws to deny...more

California Electronic Discovery Act

California’s Electronic Discovery Act was signed into law on June 29, 2009, establishing procedures for parties to discover electronically stored information (“ESI”) from opposing parties for use as evidence in state court...more

California Electronic Discovery Act: Part Four

Part Four in a multi-part series on the topic. Searching for evidence in the form of email, text messages and instant messaging is increasingly important in lawsuits. However, requests for this type of evidence during the...more

California Electronic Discovery Act: Part Three

Part Three in a multi-part series on the topic. In Part One of this series, we discussed California’s Electronic Discovery Act. Part Two discussed the importance in legal proceedings of electronic information from social...more

California Electronic Discovery Act

California’s Electronic Discovery Act was signed into law on June 29, 2009, establishing procedures for parties to discover electronically stored information (“ESI”) from opposing parties for use as evidence in state court...more

We've been sued! Now what? A guide to handling business litigation

By William S. Cherry, III A 2010 litigation trends survey warns, “Companies Expect More Litigation.” Federal statistics indicate that the number of employees suing employers rose 35% from 2007 to 2011. A study conducted...more

Non-competes in the Electronic Workplace Solicitation in the Age of Social Media

by Christina Bost Seaton on

Prepared for the Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Mid-Winter Meeting by the Non-Competition, Trade Secrets, Proprietary Information, and Duty of...more

Non-competes in the Electronic Workplace Solicitation in the Age of Social Media

by Christina Bost Seaton on

Paper prepared for the Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Mid-Winter Meeting by the Non-Competition, Trade Secrets, Proprietary Information, and...more

NY's 1st Department Adopts Zubulake's ESI Preservation Requirements

by Francis riley on

Electronically Stored Information, Preservation, Zubulake, New York 1st Department...more

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