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The Delaware Supreme Court recently came to a decision in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Indiana Electrical Workers Pension Trust Fund IBEW to uphold the order given by the Delaware Court of Chancery to require Wal-Mart to give the...more
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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
Arbitration agreements, and their use as a means to avoid class action disputes in particular, have been repeat news items in the last several years, and many companies continue to consider their use as a means to mitigate...more
On July 23, 2014, the Delaware Supreme Court in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Indiana Elec. Workers Pension Trust Fund IBEW held that plaintiff stockholders, who make a showing of good cause, can inspect documents concerning a...more
Text messages, once the exclusive domain of teenagers and college students, are increasingly used in business communications. These communications are, unsurprisingly, also discoverable in a wide variety of litigation...more
While the number of class or collective action lawsuits has exploded, decisions from Circuit Courts of Appeal, particularly on procedural issues, are still infrequent enough to warrant comment. In Pippins v. KPMG, Case No....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
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
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Koumoulis v. Independent Financial Marketing Group, Inc., No. 10-CV-0887 (E.D.N.Y Jan. 21, 2014): A federal district court judge narrowly applied the attorney-client privilege and work-product doctrine by granting the...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
In recent years, employers have become familiar with navigating social media from a human resources perspective. These same issues are now making their way through the courts, and the rulings issued can serve as guideposts...more
Barrette Outdoor Living, Inc. v. Michigan Resin Representatives, 2013 WL 3983230 (E.D. Mich., Aug 1, 2013)
In this employment law case, the defendants were sanctioned $35,000 for the spoliation of over 270,000 files. The...more
On July 23, 2013, United States Magistrate Judge Byron Cudmore granted in part and denied in part plaintiff’s motion to compel in First Financial Bank v. Bauknecht, an action based on alleged wrongful conduct by Scott...more
PTSI, Inc. v. Haley, 2013 WL 2285109 (Pa. Super. Ct. May 24, 2013).
In this employment law case, the plaintiff appealed a trial court’s denial of motion for sanctions against the defendants who allegedly erased...more
In an instant, your Facebook presence is transformed…instead of uploading those photos from that party last night, you click “like” on that distant family member’s baby pictures. Instead of angrily posting on that political...more
Pillay v. Millard Refrigerated Serv., Inc., 2013 WL 2251727 (N.D. Ill. May 22, 2013).
In this Americans with Disabilities Act case, the plaintiff sought sanctions in the form of an adverse jury instruction for the...more
Gordon v. Kaleida Health, 2013 WL 2250579 (W.D.N.Y. May 21, 2013).
In this action brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the plaintiffs motioned for a court order requiring the parties to meet and confer on the...more
In late January, the D.C. Circuit ruled in Noel Canning that President Barack Obama’s January 2012 recess appointments of Members Richard Griffin, Terrence Flynn (who has since resigned), and Sharon Block to the National...more
E.E.O.C. v. Ventura Corp, Ltd., 2013 WL 550550 (D.Puerto Rico Feb. 12, 2013). In this case, the plaintiffs sought sanctions against the defendant for allegedly destroying relevant evidence of discriminatory hiring practices...more
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
Facebook is a seemingly endless source of juicy intel. As such, I always recommend that users lock down their privacy settings if they want to keep “the man” out of their timeline. Public posts are fair game for employers...more
Social media continues to be important in litigation, especially in cases where the plaintiff alleges damages for emotional distress or mental injury. Courts are increasingly allowing discovery of the plaintiff's social media...more
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