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N.C. Supreme Court Holds Real Estate Brokers May Testify on the Issue of Fair Market Value

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

In a recent opinion, the North Carolina Supreme Court expanded the possibilities of allowable testimony about a property's fair market value. In its decision in North Carolina Department of Transportation v. Mission...more

Failure to Refute Challenges to Real Parties-in-Interest Terminates 3 IPR Proceedings

by Jones Day on

In prior blog posts, we have commented on PTAB decisions terminating IPR proceedings due to the Petitioner’s failure to identify all real parties-in-interest. See blog posts on Sanction For Failing to Update Real Party In...more

Texas Supreme Court First To Extend Attorney-Client Privilege To Patent Agents

by Orrick - IP Landscape on

In re Andrew Silver, Tex. (February 23, 2018) (Justice John Phillip Devine) Last week, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that a client’s communications with his registered patent agent are protected under the attorney-client...more

Court Analyzes the Complex Interplay Between Federal Rule of Evidence 612 and Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6)

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Under Federal Rule of Evidence 612, courts concluding that "justice requires" it may order disclosure of privileged or work product protected documents that refreshed a witness's recollection before testifying. How does that...more

10 Great Quotes in Honor of the Honorable Andrew Peck's Retirement

by Exterro, Inc. on

Perhaps because of the nature of their position, and the requirement of laying out their reasoning in writing, judges’ words live on their rulings. While few would question that the substance of their rulings is what truly...more

Chris Lazarini Provides Insight on "Remmer Hearing" in Juror Influence Allegations

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Chris Lazarini provided insight on a case in which a former broker sought to overturn a jury verdict finding him guilty of securities fraud, obstruction of justice and wire fraud by arguing, among...more

Exclusion of Evidence at the PTAB - Does it ever happen?

Experienced PTAB practitioners know that the Board rarely grants motions to exclude evidence in Post Grant proceedings. In this article, we look beyond the grim anecdotes and provide some statistics, as well as the Board’s...more

Truth be told – witness preparation in Singapore, Hong Kong and the United States

Working with clients and witnesses internationally poses unique issues for attorneys and their clients. What may be considered best practices in the United States may be restricted or even forbidden in other jurisdictions....more

CFPB Issues a Request for Information Regarding Administrative Adjudications

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The CFPB has issued a Request for Information, seeking comments from the public regarding how it might better improve its administrative adjudication processes, including the Rules of Practice for Adjudication Proceedings...more

Strategic Implications of Amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence

by BakerHostetler on

On December 1, 2017, the Federal Rules of Evidence were amended to add new rules addressing the self-authentication of evidence generated by electronic processes or systems [Fed. R. Evid. 902(13)] and self-authentication of...more

Respondents in FERC v. Powhatan Energy Fund, LLC To Receive “Trial De Novo”

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

On December 28, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued an opinion finding that a “trial de novo governed by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Evidence” shall be...more

Why Aren’t You Using FRE 502(d)

by BakerHostetler on

In 2008, Federal Rule of Evidence 502(d) was signed and enacted into law by Congress to minimize the cost of civil litigation, particularly in matters with large volumes of ESI. The intent of the rule is to allow parties to...more

Clawback Agreement Doesn’t Save Documents Inadvertently Produced Twice from Privilege Waiver: eDiscovery Case Law

by CloudNine on

...In Irth Solutions, LLC v. Windstream Communications LLC, No. 2:16-CV-219 (S.D. Ohio Aug. 2, 2017), Ohio Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Jolson, rejecting the idea that a clawback agreement always protects against waiver of...more

White-Collar Motive, Gun Crazy Movie

In 1950, producers Frank and Maurice King released Gun Crazy, a sometimes surreal Bonnie-and-Clyde story with an introverted, pacifist gun lover (Barton Tare, played by John Dall) and an English femme fatale sharpshooter...more

New Rules Tackle Authentication of Electronic Data

On December 1, 2017, two amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence came into effect that impact how courts authenticate digital evidence. The addition of two categories to Rule 902’s list of self-authenticating documents...more

The New Rules Of Federal Evidence Have Arrived

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Earlier this year, I wrote about the then-proposed changes to the Federal Rules, and how those changes (if implemented), could impact electronic discovery. (February 15, 2017 blog) Well, the time has come — effective...more

New Federal Rules of Evidence 902(13) and 902(14)

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

You’ve got a case headed to trial in a few short months, and among your exhibits are a number of copies of web pages. You know you need to authenticate them to get them into evidence at trial (and also know your judge is...more

It’s the End of Authentication (of ESI) as We Know It

by BakerHostetler on

Amendments to Federal Rules of Evidence 803 and 902 will become effective on Dec. 1 and will “govern in all proceedings thereafter commenced and, insofar as just, all proceedings then pending.” We previously analyzed the...more

FRE 902 Amendments Go Live in Celebration of E-Discovery Day

by Exterro, Inc. on

Whether or not they intended to give us all an E-Discovery Day gift or not, the federal court system has done just that. Adopted by the Supreme Court earlier this year, Federal Rules of Evidence provisions (13) and (14) will...more

Not So Fast: Limits of "Settlement Negotiation" Protections

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

Think Twice Before Assuming Your "Settlement Negotiations" May Not Be Used Against You - Most people who are involved in resolving disputes or negotiating deals for their businesses have seen documents labeled...more

Is the Frye Standard Making a Comeback in Florida?

On July 11, 2017, the Florida Supreme Court accepted jurisdiction of a case in which it is expected to finally decide, conclusively, whether Florida courts are to apply the Frye or Daubert standard to determine admissibility...more

Must Class Counsel’s “Proof” that Rule 23 Is Met Satisfy the Rules of Evidence?

All class-action practitioners understand the importance of a court’s decision to certify a class—the pivotal point at which a putative class action can transform into a reality, promising vast settlement pressure on the...more

The PTAB Holds That Testimony Concerning Customer Statements and Their State of Mind Constitutes Hearsay

On September 22, 2017, the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) issued a final written decision regarding claims directed to a switching regulator comprising a power switch and a control circuit. The PTAB found...more

Asking the Right Questions at the Expert’s Deposition to lay the foundation for your client’s Daubert Challenge (Part 1)

by Wilson Elser on

Deposing your adversary’s liability expert is not only a chance to delve into the details of the expert’s opinions, but the deposition also presents a great opportunity for defense counsel to explore the sustainability of the...more

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

by Zapproved LLC on

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...more

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