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Automated Solutions Corp. v. Paragon Data Sys., Inc., 2014 WL 2869286 (6th Cir. June 25, 2014).
In this copyright infringement case, the plaintiff appealed a lower court’s ruling that denied the spoliation sanctions...more
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
The advancement of technology, the preservation of electronic evidence, and concerns over imposing sanctions when discoverable electronic evidence is lost as a result of routine business, spurred the Texas Supreme Court to...more
Wis. Res. Prot. Coun. v. Flambeau Mining Co., 2014 WL 3810884 (W.D. Wis. Aug. 1, 2014).
In this environmental case, the plaintiff moved for review of the clerk’s ruling awarding costs to the defendant. In particular,...more
Mazzei v. Money Store, 2014 WL 3610894 (S.D. N.Y. July 21, 2014).
In this class action fraud case, the plaintiffs asserted that the defendants failed in their duty to preserve electronic information relevant to...more
The escalating cost of discovery compliance is especially frustrating for non-parties who are subpoenaed for evidence allegedly relevant to litigation in which they have no stake. Responding to a broad subpoena may require...more
In this patent infringement action brought by plaintiff Trustees of Boston University ("BU") , BU alleged that defendants infringed U.S. Patent No. 5,686,738 (the "'738 Patent"), which pertains to light emitting diodes...more
Though there has been significant price compression in the market over the last several years, the ever increasing volumes of corporate data during that time have seen the costs of e-discovery continuing to rise, while many...more
Rejecting claims that the matter was “exceptional” under 35 U.S.C. § 285 so as to permit the recovery of attorneys’ fees, Judge Forrest declined to award fees incurred between the court’s Markman order and order on summary...more
A recent Texas Supreme Court decision has important implications for the policies companies follow in Texas to avoid accusations that they have tampered with evidence or destroyed records improperly. The Supreme Court...more
The sanctions recently levied against Foot Locker serve as a potent reminder that understanding data and document preservation requirements is imperative. A New York federal judge issued sanctions against Foot Locker last...more
T & E Inv. v. Faulkner, 2014 WL 550596 (N.D. Tex. Feb. 12, 2014).
In this case, the plaintiffs sought sanctions for the defendant allegedly manipulating metadata to try to conceal the use of an unproduced computer. The...more
As many recent litigants know, the costs of eDiscovery can be enormous. Therefore, the ability to recover those costs can have a significant impact on a company’s bottom line – from tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars....more
Applying U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit law and addressing whether e-discovery costs are recoverable under 28 U.S.C. § 1920(4), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed in part, vacated in...more
CBT Flint Partners, LLC v. Return Path, Inc., 737 F.3d 1320 (Fed. Cir. 2013).
This ongoing discovery dispute stems from an order from the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that reversed and remanded a district...more
Moore v. Citgo Co., LP, 735 F.3d 309 (5th Cir. 2013).
In this appellate Fair Labor Standards Act litigation, the class of plaintiffs sought overtime pay for work hours that had been misclassified by the defendant...more
On December 13, 2013, in CBT Flint Partners, LLC v. Return Path, Inc., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Dyk, O'Malley, Taranto*) reversed-in-part, vacated-in-part and remanded the district court judgment...more
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC v. Southfork Sec., Inc., 2013 WL 5637747 (D. Idaho Oct. 15, 2013).
In this copyright infringement case, the plaintiff sought an ex parte temporary restraining order forcing the defendants...more
On November 14, 2013, the Florida Supreme Court adopted amendments to the Uniform Guidelines on the Taxation of Costs that specifically allow a successful litigant to recover certain e-Discovery expenses. The amended...more
Over the past several years, the various circuits have been split regarding the costs of litigation associated with the scanning and printing of electronic documents....more
E-discovery costs incurred by the prevailing party – easily running into the hundreds of thousands of dollars in complex commercial and IP litigations – may be compensable under 28 U.S.C. § 1920(4)....more
A supplier who has had to respond to discovery requests that seek electronically stored information (“ESI”) knows there is a general presumption that the responding party bears the expense of complying with the discovery...more
SK Hynix Inc. v. Rambus, Inc., 2013 WL 1915865 (N.D. Cal. May 8, 2013).
In this complex set of patent-infringement cases, the plaintiffs sought spoliation sanctions against the defendant—who prevailed in the underlying...more
As we’ve discussed multiple times, the issue of what types of ediscovery costs are taxable under 28 U.S.C. § 1920 was first addressed by a federal appellate court last spring in Race Tires America, Inc. v. Hoosier Racing Tire...more
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