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Delaware Court Of Chancery Declines To Compel Production Under The Garner Privilege Exception

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On January 10, 2018, Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock III of the Delaware Court of Chancery declined to compel the production of attorney-client privileged documents under the Garner doctrine in the context of direct breach of...more

Craigslist’s “Virtual Presence” Enough for B.C. Court’s Jurisdiction

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Is San Francisco-based Craigslist subject to a third-party production order in criminal proceedings in British Columbia, despite having only a “virtual” presence in the province? The province’s Court of Appeal said yes in a...more

Benefits of Videoconferencing for your International Depositions (Updated)

by Planet Depos, LLC on

All the details that go into international depositions make for a lengthy list. The length alone can be intimidating to some, while a detail or two may prove daunting to others. Travel requirements are a perfect example, as...more

Understanding eDiscovery in Criminal Cases, Part Two: eDiscovery Best Practices

by CloudNine on

...Because more than 90 percent of documents today are generated in electronic format, ESI is becoming more and more prominent in criminal matters, especially white collar criminal cases. But many attorneys who take on a...more

Violating a Retention Policy Is Not Necessarily Bad Faith Spoliation

by Zapproved LLC on

Eaton-Stephens v. Grapevine Colleyville Indep. Sch. Dist., No. 16-11611, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 22704 (5th Cir. Nov. 13, 2017). In this appeal of a workplace discrimination case, the court held that a school district’s...more

California Employment Law Notes - January 2018

Trial Court Erroneously Granted Bill Cosby's Anti-SLAPP Motion - Dickinson v. Cosby, 17 Cal. App. 5th 655 (2017) - After Janice Dickinson went public with her accusations of rape against Bill Cosby, Cosby's attorney...more

The Sedona Conference Has Published the Final Version of its Data Privacy Primer: eDiscovery Best Practices

by CloudNine on

With the Microsoft Ireland case being argued before SCOTUS on February 27 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) going into effect in May (click here to register for our next webcast on that topic), it’s a big year...more

Arizona District Court Rejects Discovery of Medical Expert's Previous Reports in Bad Faith Case

by Jaburg Wilk on

The Holding - In Cheatwood v. Christian Brothers Services, 2018 WL 287389 (D. Ariz. Jan. 4, 2018) (Unpublished) (Order), a bad faith case arising from a health benefits claim, the Arizona District Court quashed portions of...more

Legal Project Management Series: Defining Fundamental Principles

by Exterro, Inc. on

One topic that’s been earning more and more mindshare in the world of e-discovery is legal project management (LPM). Thinking about what article or articles to write on the topic, I vaguely recalled a famous quote, perhaps...more

Meeting GDPR Requirements - Is Your E-Discovery Process Ready for the EU’s New Data Privacy Rules?

by Zapproved LLC on

Buzz is building around the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which becomes law May 25, 2018 — and for good reason. The GDPR’s strict personal data guidelines require that all companies doing business and/or...more

Understanding eDiscovery in Criminal Cases: eDiscovery Best Practices

by CloudNine on

...Criminal cases have long been thought of as an arena devoid of electronic discovery issues. In fact, in 2012 eDiscovery expert Craig Ball wrote in a column regarding the then recently published “Recommendations for...more

Case Dismissed For Failure To Produce PMQ

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

Creed-21 v. City of Wildomar - Court of Appeal of the State Of California, Fourth Appellate District, Division Two November 28, 2017 - Walmart wanted to build a store in Wildomar. An alleged non-profit, social advocacy...more

Boilerplate Objections

Judge Peck sends a warning shot to the bar about meaningless, repetitive boilerplate responses to document requests....more

No Sanctions for Spoliation of ESI Against Plaintiff Leads to Summary Judgment Against Defendant: eDiscovery Case Law

by CloudNine on

...In IBM v. Naganayagam, No. 15 Civ. 7991 (NSR) (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 21, 2017), New York District Judge Nelson S. Romàn, finding that no intent to deprive by the plaintiff and no prejudice against the defendant for spoliation of...more

Withdrawal of an Admission in California May Shift Costs—Including Attorneys’ Fees—Incurred in Connection with the Withdrawal

by Snell & Wilmer on

Under California Code of Civil Procedure section 2033.300, a court may permit a party to withdraw an admission made in response to a request for admission upon noticed motion. The court may only do so, however, “if it...more

California Court of Appeal Affirms Case-Ending Sanction in CEQA Lawsuit - Decision Signals Re-Examination of Standing Requirements...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• In Creed-21 v. City of Wildomar et al., the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, upheld a lower court's dismissal of a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) case filed by a plaintiff's attorney who...more

Chris Lazarini Examines Claims Seeking Vacatur on Grounds of Arbitrator Misconduct

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Chris Lazarini examined a case in which the plaintiff sought to vacate an adverse arbitration award claiming the arbitration panel misbehaved and prejudiced his rights under the Federal Arbitration...more

Court Denies Plaintiff's Gameshow Approach to Litigation and Twice Denies Her Motion to Increase Her Demand

by Sands Anderson PC on

The First Case - The plaintiff filed a Complaint asking for an award of $250,000. She alleged she was entitled to this amount as compensation for injuries the defendant’s armored van caused her during a 2013 automobile...more

Inducement After Importation Actionable Under Section 337

by Jones Day on

Complainants often must rely on indirect infringement to prove a violation of Section 337. Indirect infringement may be in the form of induced or contributory infringement. In a recent opinion, the Commission clarified issues...more

Federal Appeals Court Slams Data Breach Privilege Claim

In the most recent object lesson in a data breach privilege case, a federal appeals court has ordered a Michigan-based mortgage lender to turn over privileged forensic investigatory documents after the investigator’s...more

Court Excludes Plaintiff's Expert's Opinion On Future Damages

by Sands Anderson PC on

The plaintiff filed a Complaint in the Fairfax County Circuit Court claiming the defendant injured her in an automobile accident. After deciding not to use the first expert orthopedist she hired for the case, the plaintiff...more

Florida Supreme Court Says Right to Privacy Survives Death and Prohibits Ex Parte Interviews in Medmal Actions

by Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell on

In the case of Weaver v. Myers, a sharply divided Florida Supreme Court recently struck down part of the 2013 amendments to Fla. Stats. §§766.106 and 766.1065, which govern the informal discovery process of the medical...more

2017 eDiscovery Case Law Year in Review, Part 4

by CloudNine on

...We grouped those cases into common subject themes and will review them over the next few posts. Perhaps you missed some of these? Now is your chance to catch up!...more

Inherent Authority

The US Supreme Court examined the inherent authority of the court to apply sanctions for discovery misconduct....more

2017 eDiscovery Case Law Year in Review, Part 3

by CloudNine on

...Just because you don’t physically have your hands on the data doesn’t mean you’re not responsible for it. Here are three cases related to rulings regarding possession, custody and control of ESI, including one that relates...more

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