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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 18th, 2018 by ilsteam

In Winfield v. City of New York (Case No. 15-cv-05236, (S.D.N.Y. May 10, 2018), New York Magistrate Judge Katherine H. Parker denied Plaintiff’s request to take a “quick” look at Defendant’s 3,300-page privilege log. Instead, the judge ordered that a special master review the documents. Winfield involves plaintiffs who are seeking redress for alleged discrimination in …

Posted on June 11th, 2018 by ilsteam

In Texas Brine Co., LLC v. Dow Chem. Co., No 15-1102, 2017 WL 5625812 (E.D. La. Nov. 21, 2017), the Eastern District of Louisiana found that carbon copying (CC) legal counsel does not automatically protect that communication as privileged. This issue was evaluated by Magistrate Judge Janis van Meerveld when the defendant challenged Plaintiff’s privilege …

Posted on June 8th, 2018 by ilsteam

In Nece v. Quicken Loans, Inc. (Case No. 8:16-cv-2605-T-23CPT) (United States District Court, M.D. Florida, Tampa Division), Eileen Nece (the plaintiff) filed a lawsuit against Quicken Loans, Inc. (the defendant) over allegations that it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Nece submitted four forms on Quicken’s website in December 2012 and also emailed quicken …

Posted on June 6th, 2018 by ilsteam

In Nunes v. Rushton (Case No. 2:14-cv-00627-JNP-DBP.)(United States District Court, D. Utah), the Court granted the plaintiff’s spoliation sanctions. Rachel Nunes (plaintiff) brought a copyright infringement claim against Tiffanie Rushton (defendant). The defendant copied protected portions of the plaintiff’s book, A Bid for Love, and released copies of the work to reviewers for promotional purposes. …