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Posted on July 6th, 2018 by ilsteam

In Ortiz v. Amazon.com LLC, et al, No. 17-cv-03820-JSW (MEJ) (N.D. Cal. May 25, 2018), a California magistrate court ordered the plaintiff to give the defendant, Golden State, his cell phone account holder’s name and address in order for the defendant to subpoena the cell phone records. The plaintiff had failed to provide court-ordered cell …

Posted on July 4th, 2018 by ilsteam

Qui tam lawsuit Proctor v. Safeway, Inc. will soon be underway once more. This after the defendant dragged its feet producing requested documents for over a year. However, those documents proved problematic, drawing a motion from the plaintiff and rebuke from the court. Proctor alleged that the defendant was fraudulently driving up the prices to …

Posted on July 2nd, 2018 by ilsteam

In the consolidated cases of Fish v. Kobach and Bednasek v. Kobach, the plaintiffs challenged Kansas’ documentary proof-of-citizenship law. Based on the grounds that the law had prevented more than 35,000 Kansans from registering to vote, the plaintiff sought a court order requiring the state to register thousands who tried to register at the state’s …

Posted on June 29th, 2018 by ilsteam

In Singer Oil Co. v. Newfield Exploration (Case No. Civ-16-768-M.) (United States District Court, W.D. Oklahoma, June 7, 2018), an Oklahoma District Judge imposed sanctions on the Plaintiff after a verdict for failing to disclose communications its counsel had with third parties. Defendant discovered the communications while reviewing Plaintiff’s counsel’s time records. In late 2016, …

Posted on June 22nd, 2018 by ilsteam

In a recent ruling from Ohio Magistrate Judge Elizabeth A. Preston Deavers, search terms from both the plaintiff and defendant were found to be too broad in scope. If these terms were left to pass, they could incur massive e-discovery costs for both sides. This makes the terms too burdensome for either party or for …