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Multi-District Litigation

Posted on June 28th, 2013 by

Our last blog reviewed the facts in the case Cottle-Banks v. Cox Communications, 2013 WL 2244333 (S.D.Cal 2013) regarding the issue of automatic destruction of electronic data from audio tapes. Plaintiffs sought spoliation sanctions for recordings not saved after the case was filed on September 13, 2010, as defendant only began saving tapes in June …

Posted on June 26th, 2013 by

In the case Cottle-Banks v. Cox Communications, 2013 WL 2244333 (S.D.Cal 2013), a court considered an electronic discovery issue of whether spoliation sanctions were warranted against the defendant for the automatic destruction of audio recordings saved as electronic data. At issue in the underlying case, filed on September 13, 2010, was whether Cox cable representatives …

Posted on March 8th, 2013 by

Plaintiffs who filed two class action lawsuits have now been combined as a multidistrict litigation, alleging certain online travel sites have colluded with major hotels to engage in price-fixing in violation of federal anti-trust laws. The MDL is named In re: Online Travel Company Hotel Booking Antitrust Litigation, Case Number 3:12-MD-02405, in the U.S. District …

Posted on January 18th, 2013 by

The plaintiffs in the potential multidistrict litigation In Re New England Compounding Pharmacy Cases secured a key win early on: the judge ordered preservation orders for tangible and electronic evidence held by defendants. The case stems from an incident last Fall when the defendant, New England Compounding, recalled three lots of methylprednisolone acetate that have been …

Posted on January 2nd, 2013 by

Our last blog laid out the specific facts and timeline of Bozic v. City of Washington, Pennsylvania (2012 WL 6050610)(W.D.Pa. Dec. 5, 2012). In this case, plaintiff alleged the city as defendant engaged in electronic discovery spoliation when the City Solicitor destroyed a tape recording of a meeting that was central to the case. The …