A Florida appellate court has ordered a plaintiff to produce photographs from her "private" Facebook page in an important decision holding that Facebook users' privacy interests in the content they post – regardless of the...more
After a discovery dispute erupted in this patent infringement action, the court held a telephonic hearing on defendants' motion to compel discovery and for sanctions and plaintiff's cross-motion for a protective order....more
Intellectual Ventures II LLC v. JP Morgan Chase & Co., et al.
Case Number: 1:13-cv-03777-AKH -
Judge Hellerstein resolved a number of discovery-related motions. First he found that defendants’ motion to strike...more
Pero v. Norfolk S. Ry., Co., 2014 WL 6772619 (E.D. Tenn. Dec. 1, 2014).
In this employment law case, the plaintiff filed a motion to compel the production of a video that the plaintiff claimed demonstrated the setting...more
GEA Process Engineering, Inc. v. Steuben Foods, Inc. -
In a decision that has the potential to expand the scope of permissible discovery in inter partes reviews (IPRs) as well as other post-grant procedures under the...more
United States v. Univ. of Nebraska at Kearney, 2014 WL 4215381 (D. Neb. Aug. 25, 2014).
In this housing discrimination case, the plaintiff sought an expanded scope of discovery through a motion to compel. The plaintiff...more
The Tax Court does not often address discovery issues in published decisions and orders. In this case, Popovich v. Indiana Department of State Revenue, Cause No. 49T10-1010-TA-53 (April 24, 2014 and June 4, 2014), the Court...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
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
The Western District of Virginia reaffirmed the standard for production of information during discovery, as well as the importance of fair mediation, in its recent decision of Selective Way Insurance Co. v. Schulle. ...more
Last November I received the following e-mail:
Since courts are so overwhelmed and setting dates for hearing is now running 6
months or longer, how does one do motions to compel further responses to
In the patent infringement action between Cobra International, Inc. ("Cobra") and BCNY International, Inc. ("BCNY"), BCNY filed a motion to compel several documents, including a litigation funding agreement. Cobra opposed the...more
I probably enjoy reading a ruling on a motion to compel a whole lot more than the judge does in writing it. So of course I enjoyed reading Judge Murphy's Order on a Motion to Compel yesterday in County of Catawba v. Frye...more
Apple Inc. v. Samsung Elecs. Co. Ltd., 2013 WL 4426512 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 14, 2013). In this patent infringement case, the defendants sought to compel further discovery from the plaintiff. In April 2013, the plaintiff produced...more
Logtale Ltd.v. IKOR, Inc., 2013 WL 3967750 (N.D. Cal. July 31, 2013). In this misrepresentation case, the plaintiffs sought to compel the defendants to comply with a prior court order and compel production from a defendant...more
NOLA Spice Designs, LLC v. Haydel Enters., Inc., 2013 WL 3974535 (E.D. La. Aug. 2, 2013). In this trademark infringement case, the plaintiff refused to disclose user names and passwords in depositions and written responses,...more
DCP Midstream LP v. Anadarko Petroleum Corp., 2013 WL 3225846 (Colo. June 24, 2013).
In this contract law case, the Supreme Court of Colorado remanded the case due to the trial court’s inability to “take an active role...more
Moore v. Miller, 2013 WL 2456114 (D. Colo. June 6, 2013).
In this injury law case, the court ruled that the plaintiff’s Facebook posts and activity were discoverable and must be produced as they related directly to the...more
Salvato v. Miley, 2013 WL 2712206 (M.D. Fla. June 11, 2013).
In this wrongful death litigation, the plaintiff’s motion to compel discovery was quashed because he failed to show the relevancy of the requested data and...more
Mine Safety Appliances Co. v. AIU Ins. Co., C.A. No. 10C-07-241 MMJ, 2013 Del. Super. LEXIS 229 (Del. Super. Ct. Jun. 6, 2013).
A Delaware state trial court approved a Special Discovery Master’s memorandum opinion and...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
When plaintiff receives a demand for a physical examination he or she have 20 days after the service of the demand to serve their response. More likely than not, plaintiff counsel is going to allow the plaintiff to submit to...more
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Recent Case Summaries
- Recent Speeches and Publications
- Excerpt from Recent Case Summaries:
CALIFORNIA FEDERAL COURT GRANTS MOTION TO COMPEL PRODUCTION OF REINSURANCE DOCUMENTS AND...more
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
In an opinion that feels a bit like a report from the annual meeting of arbitration nerds, the Third Circuit last week clarified when district courts must allow discovery about arbitrability. ...more
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