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Posted on January 19th, 2018 by ilsteam

In Nunnally v. Dist. of Columbia, 243 F. Supp. 3d 55 (2017), the Court granted in part and denied in part Plaintiff’s motion for sanctions due to spoliation of evidence by Defendant. In 2004, Ronda Nunnally (“Nunnally”), a Lieutenant in the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department (“MPD”), filed a complaint with MPD alleging sexual harassment …

Posted on January 15th, 2018 by ilsteam

In Youngevity Int’l Corp. v. Smith, No. 16-cv-00704-BTM (S.D. Cal. Dec. 21, 2017), a dispute between two multi-level nutritional supplement companies over unfair competition, the court addressed the parties’ inability to come to an agreement regarding refinement of search terms and Attorney Eyes Only (“AEO”) designation of documents. After the first phase of discovery, Youngevity (“Plaintiff”) …

Posted on December 20th, 2017 by ilsteam

Vasser v. Shulkin, No. 14-0185, (Dist. Ct. D.C., 2017), involves an employment discrimination action brought by Plaintiff Vasser against David Shulkin in Shulkin’s capacity as Secretary of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”). Plaintiff claims that the VA discriminated and retaliated against her when it failed to promote her several times during the …

Posted on November 24th, 2017 by ilsteam

In Padron v. Watchtower and Tract Society of New York, D070723, (Cal. Ct. App. 2017), the Court examines whether it is appropriate to levy a $4,000 per day fine against Defendant Watchtower for non-compliance with a discovery order. The Court ordered Defendant Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc. (“Watchtower”) to produce documents …

Posted on November 15th, 2017 by ilsteam

In Catrinar v. Wynnestone Communities Corporation, No. 14-1872, (E.D. Mich., 2017), although Plaintiff claimed Defendants created fake email evidence, the Court declined to issue sanctions. On May 9, 2014, Plaintiff Lawrence Catrinar filed suit against his former employer Defendant Wynnestone Communities Corporation and and its representative Gilbert B. Silverman (“Defendants”) alleging violations of the Family …