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Motion to Compel

Separate Requests essential in multi-contract LCIA arbitrations

by White & Case LLP on

A recent English High Court decision is a cautionary tale for claimants under the 2014 LCIA Rules. The Court held that a Request for Arbitration is invalid if it relates to more than one arbitration agreement. Claimants must...more

Federal Courts Do Not Appreciate Defendants Obtaining Arbitration Agreement From Active Plaintiff

In today’s post, we pick up where the 4th Circuit left off a few weeks ago — with federal circuit courts finding ways to avoid enforcing arbitration agreements that are obtained years after litigation has commenced....more

A Cooperative Discovery Process Promotes Efficient Advocacy

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

In Youngevity Intl’s Corp. v. Smith (No: 16-cv-00704 [SD CA December 21, 2017]), defendants sought an Order pursuant to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 26(g) and 37. The Order required Plaintiffs to remediate an improper...more

Court Denies Plaintiffs’ Request to Email All Defendant Employees as “Simply Unreasonable”: eDiscovery Case Law

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In Firefighters’ Ret. Sys., et al. v. Citco Grp. Ltd., et al., No. 13-373-SDD-EWD (M.D. La. Jan. 3, 2018), Louisiana Magistrate Judge Erin Wilder-Doomes denied the plaintiffs’ renewed motion to compel after the parties...more

Court Rejects Church’s Appeal, Upholding $4,000 Daily Sanction

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Padron v. Watchtower Bible & Tract Soc’y of New York, Inc., No. D070723 (Cal. Ct. App. Nov. 9, 2017). This negligence and failure to warn case arose from an allegation of childhood sexual abuse in a religious organization....more

Restructuring and Insolvency Bulletin Issue 3 - January 2018: Long Arm Jurisdiction? Foreign Counsel May Not Be Sanctioned Absent...

by Dechert LLP on

The Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York recently held that a foreign counsel cannot be sanctioned for an attempt to assist its client in avoiding discovery orders issued by the court, when personal...more

4th Circuit Finds Club Waived Right To Compel Arbitration Of Exotic Dancers’ Claims

In a recent opinion, the Fourth Circuit cited waiver as its basis to refuse to compel arbitration, but the result seems animated by a sense that the arbitration agreements were unenforceable. Degidio v. Crazy Horse Saloon &...more

Key California Employment Law Cases: December 2017

by Payne & Fears on

Lopez v. Routt, 17 Cal. App. 5th 1006, 225 Cal. Rptr. 3d 851 (2017) - Facts: Plaintiff sued her employer and supervisor for harassment in violation of the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”). The matter...more

Third Circuit Refuses To Compel Arbitration In Light Of Alleged Fraudulent Inducement To Sign Arbitration Agreement

by Carlton Fields on

The Third Circuit recently affirmed a lower court’s decision refusing car dealership defendants’ motion to compel arbitration pursuant to an arbitration agreement the plaintiffs were allegedly induced to sign. First, the...more

Court Orders Plaintiff to Reproduce ESI and Produce Search Term List As Agreed: eDiscovery Case Law

by CloudNine on

In Youngevity Int’l Corp., et al. v. Smith, et al., No: 16-cv-00704-BTM (JLB) (S.D. Cal. Dec. 21, 2017), California Magistrate Judge Jill L. Burkhardt, granted the defendants’ motion to compel proper productions against the...more

Missouri Court Finds Insurance Contract’s Arbitration Clause Unenforceable As Against Public Policy

by Carlton Fields on

This case arose from an accident at the General Motors plant in Kansas City, Kansas, where an electrician employed by Capital Electric Construction Company, Inc. was severely injured due to negligence by Solaris Power...more

Ninth Circuit Affirms Order Rejecting First Amendment Challenge To Motion To Compel Arbitration

by Carlton Fields on

Consumers filed a putative class action alleging statutory and common law consumer protection and false advertising claims under California and Alabama law, specifically alleging that AT&T falsely advertised their mobile...more

Should Your Consumer Arbitration Clause Be Broader?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

After a Central District of California Judge dismissed a consumer’s Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) case on a Motion to Compel Arbitration, companies should consider broadening their consumer arbitration provisions....more

The Federal Arbitration Act Does Not Grant Arbitrators The Power To Compel Pre-Hearing Production Of Documents From Non-Parties

by Carlton Fields on

While the FAA grants arbitrators authority to compel non-parties to appear before them and produce documents at a hearing, it does not authorize them to compel pre-hearing production. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals joined...more

NY AG Moves to Compel Debt Collector to Respond to Discovery Requests

by Goodwin on

?On January 17, the New York Attorney General (AG) filed a motion to compel a debt collection company and its owner to produce financial documents, business records, and other documents in a lawsuit alleging that the...more

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

A Court Determines If Motion to Compel Arbitration Is Groundless

by Strasburger & Price, LLP on

In Archer & White Sales v. Henry Schein, Inc., the Fifth Circuit clarified who determines whether a dispute is arbitrable—a court or an arbitrator—when a motion to compel arbitration is “wholly groundless.” In Archer, the...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

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

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

2017 eDiscovery Case Law Year in Review, Part 2

by CloudNine on

...Let’s take a look back at cases related to discovery about discovery, technology assisted review, form of production disputes, objections to production requests and an interesting dispute between an eDiscovery provider and...more

A PAGA Case Cannot Stand Without Standing: Court Of Appeal Affirms Trial Court’s Dismissal Of PAGA Action After The Plaintiff...

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

In Kim v. Reins International California, Inc. (B278642, Cal. Ct. App., December 29, 2017), the Court of Appeal for the Second Appellate District addressed for the first time the question of whether an employee-plaintiff, who...more

2017 eDiscovery Case Law Year in Review, Part 1

by CloudNine on

Once again, it’s time for our annual review of eDiscovery case law! This is our seventh annual review of cases that we covered on the eDiscovery Daily blog over the past year. As always, we had a number of interesting cases...more

December 2017 Independent Contractor Misclassification and Compliance News Update

by Locke Lord LLP on

There were no notable settlements in independent contractor misclassification class action cases that came to our attention last month, but there was an array of significant IC cases in various stages of litigation. Two of...more

ALJ Denies Inequitable Conduct “Fishing Expedition”

by Jones Day on

In a recent order, Administrative Law Judge Lord denied Respondents CSL Behring LLC, CSL Behring GMBH, and CSL Behring Recombinant Facility AG (“CSL Behring”) motion to compel discovery from Complainants Bioverativ Inc.,...more

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