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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. …

Posted on April 27th, 2018 by ilsteam

In GoPro, Inc. v. 360Heros, Inc, No. 16-cv-01944-SI, (N.D.Cal. 2018), the Court denied Defendant’s motion for summary judgment and granted Plaintiff’s motion for sanctions. During discovery related to the parties’ dispute regarding federal and state trademark infringement and unfair competition, Defendant 360Heros, Inc., (“Defendant”) produced transcripts of two Skype conversations. GoPro, Inc. (“Plaintiff”) alleged that …

Posted on April 23rd, 2018 by ilsteam

In U.S. v. Microsoft Corporation, No. 17-2 (U.S. April 2018), the Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari to decide whether a United States-based provider of e-mail services must disclose electronic communications within its control to the government when the provider stores the communications abroad. In December 2013, federal law enforcement agents applied to …

Posted on March 12th, 2018 by ilsteam

In Forman v. Henkin, No.1, (N.Y. Feb. 13, 2018), Kelly Forman (“Plaintiff”) injured herself when she fell from a horse owned by Mark Forman (“Defendant”).  Defendant wanted access to Plaintiff’s entire Facebook account, saying the photographs and written postings would be material and necessary to his defense.  Plaintiff failed to comply. Defendant moved to compel. …

Posted on January 29th, 2018 by ilsteam

Facebook, Inc. v. Superior Court, No. D072171, 15 Cal. App. 5th 729 (2017) relates to a criminal case where the defendants in a gang-related drive-by shooting case subpoenaed the Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram posts of a murder victim and a witness. The social media companies moved to quash the subpoenas, objecting under the federal Stored Communications …