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Companies at risk of personal injury or wrongful death litigation in Texas should take note of two bills recently passed by the 84th Texas Legislature, HB 1692 and SB 735.
HB 1692 HB 1692 is intended to curb the practice...more
Long anticipated changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were approved by the United States Supreme Court on April 29, 2015. Absent congressional action, which is not expected, these new rules will take effect...more
Recently someone asked the listserv for members of the Product Liability Advisory Council (“PLAC”) whether a plaintiff’s demand for the videotaping of a defense expert’s non-destructive examination of the components of an...more
Webb v. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, 2015 WL 317215 (D. Minn. Jan. 26, 2015).
In this products liability case, both parties objected to the magistrate judge’s orders and disputed the appropriate scope of discovery. The...more
Sec. Nat’l Bank of Sioux City, Iowa v. Abbot Laboratories, No. C 11-4017-MWB, 2014 WL 3704277 (N.D. Iowa July 28, 2014).
In this product liability case, the court filed a sua sponte order on the “serious pattern of...more
I am pleased to announce the availability of our firm’s updated publication, A Guide to ESI Preservation Responsibilities. I believe this white paper serves as a useful resource to anyone dealing with the complicated issue of...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
It is not unusual for opposing counsel to demand that you “certify” that your client’s document production is complete and correct. What does this mean? Are you required to do it?
The issue often arises in...more
One author's view on how to determine the answer that may surprise you....more
While it is true that social media has become one of the main sources for discovery in personal injury litigation, the basic tenants of discovery that apply to the standard document requests, also apply to this new...more
In re Pradaxa (Dabigatran Etexilate) Products Liability Litigation, 2013 WL 6486921 (S.D. Ill. Dec. 9, 2013). In this pharmaceutical litigation, the plaintiffs’ steering committees requested sanctions stemming from the...more
Compiled by @ComplexD from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use in the following pages of this document is a quarterly PDF roll-up of seventeen weekly updates of industry news, views, and events...more
Compiled by @ComplexD from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and...more
Highlighted in Forbes’ Law & Technology Blog as one of Eight Great Law & Technology Resources, Orange Legal Technologies’ Unfiltered Orange Weekly eDiscovery News Updates provide readers with a trusted compilation of key...more
On August 14, 2012, Judge William A. Mayhew of Stanislaw Superior Court issued his Notice of Hearing on Issues Re Remand in the case of Debra Coito v. State of California. The order requested that the following issues to be...more
Just wondering, but what does the phrase "acted with substantial justification" mean in the sanctions statute for motion to compel depo testimony, CCP 2025.480 (pdf)?
Does it mean the conduct that led the moving party to...more
A party should use supplemental interrogatories and demands in an efficient and effective manner. They should be sent at least once a year and no later then 90 days before trial. The responses you obtain should direct you...more
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
Here are a few updates to some of our previous posts.
First, we posted about In re Aspartame Antitrust Litigation, ___ F. Supp.2d ___, 2011 WL 4793239 (E.D. Pa. Oct. 5, 2011), as we considered the case a promising...more
In responding to Requests for Production of documents you have three response choices (1) agree to produce (C.C.P. §2031.220); (2) state that after a diligent search and a reasonable inquiry you have no documents (C.C.P....more
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