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Court Says Spoliation Motion ‘Borders on Frivolous’

Barcroft Media, Ltd. v. Coed Media Grp., LLC, No. 16-CV-7634 (JMF), 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 164162 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 28, 2017). The court denied the plaintiff’s motion for spoliation sanctions where the evidence in question had…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Electronic Discovery

‘Lackadaisical’ Preservation Spurs Monetary Sanctions

Hefter Impact Techs., LLC v. Sport Maska, Inc., No. 15-13290-FDS (D. Mass. Aug. 3, 2017). In this contract dispute, the court partially granted the plaintiff’s motion for sanctions, ordering the defendant to pay the costs and…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Electronic Discovery

The Boundary Layer Between Law and Technology in the Connected Society

If someone said to me, “You have to choose one phrase to describe the last couple of decades of world history, what would it be?” I would have very little trouble answering that question. I would describe the last couple of…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Electronic Discovery, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Plaintiff’s Data Loss ‘Not Innocent’ in Taylor Swift Case

Mueller v. Swift, No. 15-cv-1974-WJM-KLM, 2017 U.S. DIST. LEXIS 112276 (D. Colo. July 19, 2017). In this tort action and its famous countersuit, the court granted the defendant partial, rather than severe, sanctions because…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Electronic Discovery

Court Calls Cost Shift for Review of Withheld Documents Disproportional

Nachurs Alpine Sols. Corp. v. Banks, No. 15-CV-4015-LTS, 2017 WL 2918979 (N.D. Iowa July 7, 2017). In this trade secret theft case, the court granted the plaintiff’s request to review documents that the defendants had…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

Negligence in Preserving ESI Warrants Monetary Sanctions

N.M. Oncology & Hematology Consultants v. Presbyterian Healthcare Servs., No. 1:12-cv-00526 (D.N.M. Aug. 16, 2017). Because the defendant was merely negligent in producing discoverable information, the magistrate judge…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Electronic Discovery

Court Responds to ‘Fishing Expedition’ by Strictly Limiting Discovery

Tingle v. Hebert, No. 15-626-JWD-EWD, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88936 (M.D. La. June 8, 2017). In this wrongful termination case, the court partially granted the defendant’s motion to compel the production of the plaintiff’s…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

Top Five Takeaways from PREX17

Tech, data security and ethics dominate e-discovery conversations heading into 2018 - Every year at PREX, our in-house e-discovery conference, I’m exposed to an impressive array of intriguing new perspectives and creative…more
 /  Electronic Discovery, Law Practice Products & Services, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Despite Clawback, Defendant’s Reckless Abandon of Rule 502 Bites Back

Irth Sols., LLC v. Windstream Commc’ns LLC, No. 2:16-CV-219, 2017 WL 3276021 (S.D. Ohio Aug. 2, 2017). The court denied the defendant’s request to return privileged documents that it claimed it had mistakenly produced on two…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

Intentional Data Destruction Gets Default Judgment in OmniGen Research v. Wang

OmniGen Research v. Wang, No. 6:16-cv-00268-MC, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 78107 (D. Or. May 23, 2017). Relying on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and its inherent authority, a court recently imposed the extraordinary remedy of…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Electronic Discovery

Genpact Avoids Sanctions with Timely Legal Holds and ESI Search

Court Denies Additional Search for Information Based Only on Speculation in Mirmina v. Genpact LLC, No. 3:16CV00614 (AWT), 2017 BL 260425 (D. Conn. July 27, 2017). In this employment discrimination case, the court denied the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

After Failing to Consult With Client, Counsel Ordered to Pay 60% of Discovery

Judge Shifts Costs to Counsel in Employment Discrimination Case - Bailey v. Brookdale Univ. Hosp. Med. Ctr., No. C 16-2195 (ADS) (AKT), 2017 WL 2616957 (E.D.N.Y. June 16, 2017). In this employment discrimination case, the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

Case Weighs Discovery on Proportional Requests and Specific Objections

First American Bankcard, Inc. v. Smart Bus. Tech., Inc., No. 15-638 (E.D. La. May 24, 2017). In this case involving breach of contract and tortious interference, the court partially granted and partially denied the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

Court Sanctions Counsel for Not Disclosing Deleted Client Emails

People v. Miller, No. 16PDJ067, 2017 BL 208514 (Colo. June 1, 2017). In a brief order, the Colorado Supreme Court fined and publicly censured attorney Randall Miller for failing to promptly disclose false evidence. During the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Electronic Discovery, Professional Malpractice

Blatant Bad Faith in Discovery May Ultimately Warrant Terminating Sanctions

CrossFit case wins sanctions for defendant's blatant bad faith - CrossFit, Inc. v. Nat’l Strength & Conditioning Ass’n, No. 14cv1191 JLS (KSC) (S.D. Cal. May 26, 2017). In this unfair competition suit filed by CrossFit,…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Electronic Discovery
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