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Posted on November 22nd, 2017 by ilsteam

In the headline-grabbing $155 million dollar sex discrimination lawsuit, a Manhattan federal judge has ordered six lawyers with senior positions at the prestigious law firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP to search their personal email accounts for documents related to the discrimination suit. The court ordered the search over Defendants’ objections, who called the  request a …

Posted on October 18th, 2017 by ilsteam

In Blasi v. United Debt Services, No. 2:14-cv-83, (S.D. Ohio Feb. 21, 2017), the Court ruled that a named party in a class action was prejudiced by a Defendant’s intentional destruction of potentially relevant evidence, and failure to comply with Court-ordered discovery. The original complaint alleged, on a class action basis, that various defendants violated …

Posted on September 18th, 2017 by

In Meredith v. United Collection Bureau, Inc., Plaintiff filed a class-action lawsuit against United Collection Bureau, alleging it had violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)  The TCPA prohibits using artificial recordings or automated dialers to call mobile phones. Plaintiff argued that Defendant made multiple automated calls to her mobile phone to collect debts and …

Posted on September 13th, 2017 by ilsteam

In Williams v. Angie’s List, Inc., No. 1:16-cv-00878-WTL-MJD (S.D. Ind. Apr. 10, 2017), a class-action employment case, Defendant Angie’s List produced data spanning one year of a three year time range requested by Plaintiffs, but refused to turn over the balance. The Plaintffs moved to compel. The Plaintiffs who brought this motion are 49 current …

Posted on August 24th, 2017 by

In Quinonez-Castellanos v. Performance Contractors, Inc., Dist. Court, ND Iowa 2017, the Court considered Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Discovery, in a case involving charges that Defendants unlawfully terminated Plaintiff’s employment, in contravention of Iowa state and Federal statutory law regarding Civil Rights protection and sexual discrimination. Plaintiff was employed by Defendant Performance Contractors from approximately …