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Finding that a district court had not provided procedural due process to an attorney for a sanctioned party, and that the district court abused its discretion in imposing sanctions for civil contempt against the attorney, the...more
Parsi v. Daioleslam, 2015 WL 525146 (D.C. Cir. Feb. 10, 2015).
In this appeal from a defamation case, the plaintiff sought the reversal of sanctions imposed by the district court. At trial, the plaintiff sought damages...more
Oral Argument Fails To Shed Light On The Outcome Of Anticipated En Banc Federal Circuit Decision In Suprema – On February 8, oral argument was held before the en banc Federal Circuit in Suprema v. Int’l Trade Comm’n, Case No....more
On February 6, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) imposed sanctions against four China-based accounting firms for their refusal to surrender documents in conjunction with an investigation of potential...more
Federal courts in California have developed new rules and guidelines.
The rules of civil procedure are supposed to be "construed and administered to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action...more
2014 demonstrated that management and discovery of electronic information continues to be a challenging issue in litigation. A review of 2014 court decisions also underscores the importance of litigation hold notices,...more
Alban v. Bank of Am. Corp., 2014 WL 6704293 (N.D. Ill. Nov. 24, 2014).
In this breach of contract case, the defendants sought a motion to compel and sanctions against the plaintiffs for failing to produce data...more
An all-public panel of FINRA arbitrators entered a preclusion order and awarded $750,000 in punitive damages for Respondents’ failure to participate in discovery and disregard of pre-hearing filing requirements....more
In our last blog, we explored how popular song lyrics reflected some of the salient themes in e-discovery during 2014. In this blog, we’ll conclude our assessment with the most popular songs—and some of the most important...more
In its recent ruling on James v. National Financial LLC, Delaware's prestigious Court of Chancery reiterated the obligations to the Court of both Delaware and out-of-state counsels' obligations to the Court (Delaware...more
In James v. National Financial LLC, C.A. 8931-VCL (Del Ch. Dec. 5,2014) the Court of Chancery outlined Delaware Counsel’s discovery obligations as well as the type of sanctions that may be imposed for not complying with those...more
Federal Circuit Vacates Lower Court’s Obviousness Finding Based on Incorrect Application of Inherency Doctrine -
In Par Pharmaceutical, the Federal Circuit vacated an obviousness ruling by the district court, finding...more
Vicente v. City of Prescott, 2014 WL 3894131 (D. Ariz. Aug. 8, 2014.
In this employment dispute case, the plaintiffs sought a summary judgment motion and motion for sanctions due to the defendants’ “failure to preserve...more
Small v. Univ. Med. Ctr. of S. Nev., No. 2:13-cv-00298-APG-PAL, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 114406 (D. Nev. Aug. 18, 2014).
In this employment law dispute, the court appointed a special master to resolve discovery issues....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
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
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
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
Last week, Judge Kathleen Williams of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida granted plaintiffs’ motion for sanctions against Donald Trump for his initial failure to disclose a relevant insurance policy...more
Organizations involved in litigation—as well as those navigating their obligation to preserve information for potential litigation—are likely to benefit from the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure...more
The other side is not giving you adequate discovery responses. In frustration, you may want to file a motion to compel. But stay calm and consider carefully whether doing so really makes sense and if there are better...more
A salesperson and her boss are attending a conference at a hotel. Their goals are twofold: learning the latest industry trends and mingling with clients to generate business. After the sessions end, they invite two potential...more
After the district court granted a motion to compel in which it overruled the defendants' objections and ordered the defendants to provide complete responses to the interrogatories and to produce all responsive documents, the...more
If your company is like many organizations, once a legal hold is set in motion, it becomes yesterday’s news…and is promptly forgotten about in favor of more pressing matters. After all, at its essence, a litigation hold is...more
In January, U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal sanctioned Samsung and its law firm for a series of violations involving the disclosure of a document containing confidential information in contravention of the court’s...more
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