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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
Five years ago, a group of judges and legal professionals comprising the Federal Civil Rules Advisory Committee met at Duke University to begin the discussion of potential e-discovery rule changes to the Federal Rules of...more
In EEOC v. Northern Star Hospitality, Inc., No. 12-CV-214 (W.D. Wis.), a case we have blogged about previously here, Judge Barbara B. Crabb of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin imposed contempt...more
The end of June marks the halfway point for the year and is often a time for reflection on key events of the year. In e-discovery this usually translates to a review of cases that matter – those which reveal new or growing...more
Welcome to the newest issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award winning guide to the law and business of social media. In this edition, we present a “grand unifying theory” of today’s leading technologies and the legal...more
Charvat v. Valente, 2015 WL 4037776 (N.D. Ill. July 1, 2015) -
In this employment case, the plaintiffs alleged that the defendant corporation had engaged in spoliation when it deleted certain files from its employees’...more
F & J Samame, Inc. v. Arco Iris Ice Cream, 2015 WL 4068575 (W.D. Tex. July 2, 2015) -
In this trademark dispute case, the plaintiff raised a Lanham Act claim against the defendants’ company, claiming that the defendants’...more
The American Arbitration Association (AAA) has revised its Construction Industry Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures (Rules), effective July 1, 2015. Although some changes are relatively modest, others expand the...more
AAA issued revised Construction Industry Arbitration Rules which took effect July 1, 2015. There are significant changes in the new rules which are intended to make the arbitration process more efficient and cost-effective. ...more
On April 30, 2015, the International Trade Commission issued the public version of its opinion reviewing ALJ Thomas B. Pender’s Initial Determination in Investigation No. 337-TA-883, finding the Respondents in default due to...more
Gladue v. Saint Francis Medical Center, 2015 WL 1359091 (E.D. Mo. Mar. 24, 2015).
In this employment case, the plaintiff sought sanctions for the spoliation of deleted emails. After the plaintiff had been terminated from...more
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
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
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