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Court Responds to ‘Fishing Expedition’ by Strictly Limiting Discovery

Tingle v. Hebert, No. 15-626-JWD-EWD, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88936 (M.D. La. June 8, 2017). In this wrongful termination case, the court partially granted the defendant’s motion to compel the production of the plaintiff’s…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

Top Five Takeaways from PREX17

Tech, data security and ethics dominate e-discovery conversations heading into 2018 - Every year at PREX, our in-house e-discovery conference, I’m exposed to an impressive array of intriguing new perspectives and creative…more
 /  Electronic Discovery, Law Practice Products & Services, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Despite Clawback, Defendant’s Reckless Abandon of Rule 502 Bites Back

Irth Sols., LLC v. Windstream Commc’ns LLC, No. 2:16-CV-219, 2017 WL 3276021 (S.D. Ohio Aug. 2, 2017). The court denied the defendant’s request to return privileged documents that it claimed it had mistakenly produced on two…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

Intentional Data Destruction Gets Default Judgment in OmniGen Research v. Wang

OmniGen Research v. Wang, No. 6:16-cv-00268-MC, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 78107 (D. Or. May 23, 2017). Relying on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and its inherent authority, a court recently imposed the extraordinary remedy of…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Electronic Discovery

Genpact Avoids Sanctions with Timely Legal Holds and ESI Search

Court Denies Additional Search for Information Based Only on Speculation in Mirmina v. Genpact LLC, No. 3:16CV00614 (AWT), 2017 BL 260425 (D. Conn. July 27, 2017). In this employment discrimination case, the court denied the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

After Failing to Consult With Client, Counsel Ordered to Pay 60% of Discovery

Judge Shifts Costs to Counsel in Employment Discrimination Case - Bailey v. Brookdale Univ. Hosp. Med. Ctr., No. C 16-2195 (ADS) (AKT), 2017 WL 2616957 (E.D.N.Y. June 16, 2017). In this employment discrimination case, the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

Case Weighs Discovery on Proportional Requests and Specific Objections

First American Bankcard, Inc. v. Smart Bus. Tech., Inc., No. 15-638 (E.D. La. May 24, 2017). In this case involving breach of contract and tortious interference, the court partially granted and partially denied the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

Court Sanctions Counsel for Not Disclosing Deleted Client Emails

People v. Miller, No. 16PDJ067, 2017 BL 208514 (Colo. June 1, 2017). In a brief order, the Colorado Supreme Court fined and publicly censured attorney Randall Miller for failing to promptly disclose false evidence. During the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Electronic Discovery, Professional Malpractice

Blatant Bad Faith in Discovery May Ultimately Warrant Terminating Sanctions

CrossFit case wins sanctions for defendant's blatant bad faith - CrossFit, Inc. v. Nat’l Strength & Conditioning Ass’n, No. 14cv1191 JLS (KSC) (S.D. Cal. May 26, 2017). In this unfair competition suit filed by CrossFit,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Electronic Discovery

In E-Discovery, Writing a Program to Analyze Data Isn’t the Same as Producing New Data

Meredith v. United Collection Bureau, Inc., No. 1:16 CV 1102, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 56783 (N.D. Ohio Apr. 13, 2017). In this proposed class action, the court granted the plaintiff’s motion to compel the production of data…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

Defendant Loses Cost-Shifting Motion in Discrimination Lawsuit

Court Denied Defendant Cost-Shifting in Discrimination Lawsuit - Hawa v. Coatesville Area Sch. Dist., No. 15-4828, 2017 WL 1021026 (E.D. Pa. Mar. 16, 2017). In this employment discrimination lawsuit, the court denied the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

Court Shifts Costs of Forensic Computer Exam to Plaintiff for Not Preserving Emails

Estate of Shaw v. Marcus, Nos. 14 Civ. 3849 (NSR) (JCM), 14 Civ. 5653 (NSR) (JCM), 2017 WL 825317 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 1, 2017). In this complex dispute over a family business, the court redressed the plaintiff’s former counsel’s…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Electronic Discovery

Texas Supreme Court Says ‘Proportionality Is the Polestar’ in E-Discovery

In re State Farm Lloyds, No. 15-0903, 2017 BL 177212 (Tex. May 26, 2017). In this discovery dispute, the Texas Supreme Court “elucidate[d] the guiding principles” that govern discovery by concluding that its state rules align…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

Failure to Prove ‘Intent to Deprive’ Web Browser History Robs Plaintiff of Sanctions

Eshelman v. Puma Biotech., Inc., No. 7:16-CV-18-D, 2017 WL 2483800 (E.D.N.C. June 7, 2017). In this defamation case, the court denied a jury instruction for spoliation where the plaintiff failed to prove that the defendant…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

Magistrate Advises Serious Sanctions Against Trading School Owner Greg Gramalegui for Bad Faith Discovery Violations

Magistrate Advises Sanctions Against Gramalegui for Discovery Violations - U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Comm’n v. Gramalegui, No. 15-cv-02313-REB-GPG (D. Colo. June 14, 2017). For over two years, the defendant, Gregory…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Criminal Law, Electronic Discovery
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