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Judge Sullivan orders counsel and attorneys to meet and confer regarding discovery disputes for at least 4 hours at the...

Joao Control & Monitoring Systems, LLC v. City of Yonkers, et al. Case Number: 1:12-cv-07734-RJS - Following receipt of a joint letter from the parties concerning a discovery dispute, Judge Sullivan...more

Parties Must “Meet and Confer” Before Requesting Conference Call

Metrics, Inc. v. Senju Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. - In an order involving two related inter partes reviews (IPRs), the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB or the Board) denied a patent...more

Court Applies MMBA Meet and Confer Requirement to Reorganization of Police Department Command Structure

In Indio Police Command Unit Association, et al., v. City of Indio, et al. (--- Cal.Rptr.3d ---, Cal.App. 4th Dist. September 15, 2014) a California Court of Appeal confirmed the applicability of Meyers-Milias-Brown Act...more

Be Careful What You Ask For – Reasonableness in E-Discovery Meet and Confer and Motion Practice

Most corporate litigants are aware of the meet and confer requirement applicable to discovery disputes. Before a party files a motion seeking discovery that the other side will not provide, courts expect the attorneys for...more

Top 5 Ediscovery Case Summaries – August 2013: California - Court Declines to Rule on Discovery Dispute until Parties Meet and...

AMEC Env't & Infrastructure, Inc. v. Geosyntec Consultants, Inc., 2013 WL 3923459 (N.D. Cal. July 26, 2013) In this discovery dispute, the plaintiff, AMEC, claims that the defendants’ ediscovery search terms were not...more

Top 5 Ediscovery Case Summaries – July 2013: New York - Minimal Court Oversight Required for Predictive Coding Protocol

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

Top 5 Ediscovery Case Summaries – June 2013: California - Both Parties Cry Foul Regarding Production Adequacy, Cooperation; Court...

Procongps, Inc. v. Skypatrol, LLC, No. C 11-3975 (N.D. Cal. Apr. 1, 2013). In this case involving several discovery disputes, the plaintiff argued that the defendants’ 410,000-page document “’dump’” contained a “huge...more

Draft Guidance Outlines Recommendations for Formal Meetings Between FDA and Biosimilar Sponsors and Applicants

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released the fourth in a series of draft guidance documents on the approval pathway for biologicals that are biosimilar to or interchangeable with a reference biological...more

Negotiating the Enforcement Maze: A CFPB Civil Investigative Demand

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau), through its Office of Enforcement, may conduct inquiries of institutions or persons to investigate compliance with the federal consumer financial laws for which it is...more

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