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Spoliation

Posted on November 17th, 2017 by ilsteam

In GN Netcom, Inc. v. Plantronics, Inc., C.A. No.1201318-LPS, (Dist. Ct. D. Del., 2017), the Court states that rather than respond to spoliation-related questions posed by Plaintiff GN Netcom, Inc. (“GN” or “Plaintiff”) and Defendant Plantronics, Inc. (“Plantronics” or “Defendant”), the Court has determined the jury instructions it will give regarding spoliation at the start …

Posted on November 10th, 2017 by ilsteam

In Keathley v. Grange Insurance Co., of Mich., No. 15-cv-11888 (Dist. Ct. E.D. Mich., March 30, 2017),  Plaintiff seeks to recover under an insurance policy issued by Defendant Grange Insurance Company (“Grange”) for water damage Plaintiff claims happened at her home as a result of burst pipes. Grange has denied coverage for a variety of …

Posted on November 6th, 2017 by ilsteam

In Harleysville Insurance Co. v. Holding Funeral Home, Inc., et. al., Case No. 15-0057 (W.D. Va., Feb 9, 2017), Plaintiff sued to determine that it does not owe Defendants for their fire loss claim because the fire was caused by arson, and because Defendants made material misrepresentations and failed to cooperate. Defendants filed counterclaims for …

Posted on November 1st, 2017 by ilsteam

In the case of Ronnie Van Zant, Inc. v. Artemis Pyle, (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 28, 2017) the plaintiffs, Ronnie Van Zant, Inc., Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, Barbara Houston, Alicia Rapp, and Carinna Gaines Biemiller (“Plaintiffs”) had sued former bandmate Artemis Pyle and Cleopatra Films and Records (“Defendants”) to stop them from producing a movie about Lynyrd …

Posted on October 30th, 2017 by ilsteam

In Edelson v. Cheung, No. 2:13-cv-5870 (D.N.J. 2017), Plaintiff sought spoliation sanctions for Defendant’s deletion of emails, arguing that a third party production revealed that Defendant had deleted emails and intended to keep an email account hidden from Plaintiff. On October 2, 2013, Plaintiff instituted an action against Defendant Stephen Cheung asserting claims for breach …