CorpCast Episode 5: The eDiscovery Big Picture
The Increasing Visibility of Driver Health
The Ever-Expanding Scope of Social Media Discovery
CorpCast Episode 4: Better Know a Judge: Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster of the Delaware Court of Chancery
Wearable Technology: A Perfect Fit For Litigation
Proposed FRCP Changes: Effect on eDiscovery, RIM & IG (CLE)
Inter Partes Review: Validity Before the PTAB
IP|Trend: Discovering Source Code
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)... *Liability and Data Breach Sold Separately
Patent Office Litigation Update: IPR Discovery and Evidentiary PTAB Decisions
Polsinelli Podcast - Social Media at Work - What's Allowed and What Isn't?
[Legal Perspective] When Is It NOT Okay to Delete Your Social Media Account?
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Earlier this month, the Bureau of Competition of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) offered updated guidance for merger investigations—the first time it has done so in nine years. Although the Department of Justice’s...more
Exterro’s inFusion `15 user conference kicked off with a fascinating keynote on the differences between e-discovery laws in the U.S. and Europe. What made the discussion so interesting was that it featured two judges with a...more
The Supreme Court explained in Celotex Corp. v. Catrett, 477 U.S. 317 (1986), that a party can obtain for summary judgment when its opponent has no evidence to support an element of the opponent’s case. Justice Brennan’s...more
The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a decision that may significantly impact how Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) cases are litigated and whether potential litigants elect to forego TTAB litigation in certain...more
On August 20th, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published proposed rules that would amend the consolidated set of rules currently governing Inter Partes Reviews, Post-Grant Reviews, Covered Business Method Reviews, and...more
Judge Richard J. Walsh began his opinion in Largent v. Reed with the following question: “What if the people in your life want to use your Facebook posts against you in a civil lawsuit?” With the explosive growth of social...more
The scope of the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine for internal investigation reports has once again been clarified by the D.C. Circuit in a False Claims Act case against defense contractor KBR, Inc. In its...more
On August 19, 2015, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released proposed rule changes for trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). The proposed rule changes were made in response to input...more
Reversing a lower court decision, the D.C. Circuit recently concluded – for a second time – that certain internal audit documents are protected from disclosure by the attorney-client communication and work production...more
In In re B&M Kingstone, LLC v. Mega International Commercial Bank Co., Ltd.,1 the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, held that the “separate entity rule” does not insulate a non-US bank’s New York...more
USPTO responds to public comments on PTAB trial procedures, publishes several proposed rule changes for 60 day comment period....more
The American Arbitration Association (AAA) recently revised its Construction Industry Rules and Mediation Procedures (Rules). The revised Rules, which took effect on July 1, 2015, are intended to provide a more efficient and...more
Defendants HTC America, Inc., HTC Corporation, AT&T Mobility LLC, Cellco Partnership, Sprint Spectrum L.P., Kyocera Corporation, Boost Mobile, T-Mobile USA, Inc. and ZTE (USA), Inc. filed a motion to stay pending resolution...more
Email communication is vital to just about every business. But in-house counsel know that what employees write in an email can come back to haunt their company.
Womble Carlyle attorney Meredith McKee and Carolinas...more
The English High Court rejects an application by the Joint Special Administrators of MF Global UK Limited (“MF Global”) for an order seeking the production of documents pursuant to section 236 of the Insolvency Act 1986 (the...more
Getting to the electronically stored information (ESI) that truly matters to the case as soon as possible is the single best way to reduce e-discovery costs. It also happens to be the biggest challenge. That point was...more
Newark Unified Sch. Dist. v. Superior Court , 2015 WL 4594095 (Cal. Ct. App. July 31, 2015).
In this inadvertent document release case, the plaintiff sought injunctive relief against the defendant, requiring the return...more
Each month, we review significant intellectual property decisions from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District and Western District of Michigan. Below is the...more
Kan-Di-Ki, LLC v. Suer, 2015 WL 4503210 (Del. Ch. July 22, 2015).
In this breach of contract case, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant engaged in suppression and spoliation of evidence when the defendant deleted...more
Construction Lawyering in the U.K. and U.S.: Contrasts and Similarities -
There are important differences between the American and British styles of lawyering, but there is also much common...more
Stinson v. City of New York, 2015 WL 4610422 (S.D.N.Y. July 23, 2015).
In this production dispute, the plaintiffs sought to compel the production of ESI kept by the defendants that would show an increase in legally...more
The inadvertent disclosure of privileged material may haunt a company for years, particularly in today’s era of pattern litigation and increased collaboration within the plaintiffs’ bar. Fortunately, in matters pending in...more
Although the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is generally light on rules governing e-discovery, it transforms into a heavyweight contender when U.S. litigants must collect and review data there. With an accelerated rate of...more
Under the Federal Rules and parallel state rules, litigants may use what are called "contention interrogatories" to explore adversaries' factual support for their legal contentions. Courts normally regulate the timing of...more
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