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Posted on June 5th, 2017 by

In Webb et. al. v. Exxon Mobil Corp. et. al., Case No. 15-2879 (8th Cir.,  May 11, 2017), a class action suit brought by landowners who entered into easement contracts with Exxon for the construction of a pipeline to transport oil from Texas to Illinois, Plaintiffs sued Defendants for breach of those easements for failure …

Posted on May 5th, 2017 by

FCA US, LLC v. Cummins, Inc., Case No. 16-12883 (E.D.  Mich., Mar. 28, 2017) is a dispute over the allocation of the cost incurred for an auto part that became the subject of a recall. Defendant part manufacturer was sued by Plaintiff vehicle manufacturer.  The engines manufactured by Defendant were installed in 130,000 of the …

Posted on January 9th, 2017 by

Parties Disagreed on the Outcome of a Three-Year Electronic Discovery Dispute Starting in 2013, the Commissioner of Internal Revenue has been embroiled in an electronic discovery dispute that may have finally been resolved in Dynamo Holdings Limited Partnership v. Commissioner of Interval Revenue, 143 T.C. 183 (2014). Petitioner in the case sought court permission to …

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 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 …