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Posted on March 14th, 2017 by

How important is email communication for nearly every civil litigation? Typically, email is crucial for shedding light on disputed situations. As we have noted before, email is often candid and casual, since people still tend to treat email as a less formal means of communication than a formal business letter. This aspect of email makes …

Posted on January 11th, 2017 by

In 3E Mobile, LLC v. Global Cellular, Inc., Case NO. 14-1975 (District of Columbia, Dec. 22, 2016), Plaintiff, a manufacturer of cell phone cases, sued Defendant, a provider of cell phone accessories, several years ago over an intellectual property dispute. The case was settled in 2013, and Defendant promised to make payments in return for …

Posted on January 3rd, 2017 by

In December 2015, the Amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure went into effect. One of the updated amendments included FRCP 37(e), Failure to Preserve Electronically Stored Information. The amendment raised the requisite intent to have the court order spoliation sanctions, including an adverse inference instruction and terminating sanctions. Attorney fees and costs may still be …

Posted on December 12th, 2016 by

In Huang v. Lin et. al., Case No. 14-7204 (E.D. N.Y., Nov. 23, 2016), Plaintiff, a former employee of Defendants, sued Defendants for wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act. During discovery, Defendants produced documents purporting to be Plaintiff’s weekly pay stubs. Plaintiff, concerned that the documents were not authentic, served a …

Posted on November 16th, 2016 by

Each week, our plaintiff electronic discovery firm publishes summaries of the top eDiscovery case law opinions and notes the trends taking place throughout the country. One trend we’ve seen this year includes the rise of requests for terminating sanctions for electronic discovery violations. Additionally, we continue to see more cases regarding predictive coding, as this …