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    Posted on August 9th, 2017 by ilsteam

    The U.S. Northern District Court of Alabama, Southern Division,  examined this question regarding sanctions for spoliation of evidence in Jackson v. Haynes & Haynes, P.C., (Civil Action No. 2:16-cv-01297-AKK). Edna Jackson (“Jackson”) filed this lawsuit against her former employers, Haynes & Haynes, P.C. (“Haynes”) after working for them as a paralegal for three weeks, and …

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    Posted on August 2nd, 2017 by ilsteam

    Can use of computer wiping software be innocuous once litigation commences, or is such use sufficient evidence of wrongdoing to establish spoliation sanctions? The court considered this question in HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. v. Valda Flowers, No 1:15-cv-3262-WSD (N.D. Georgia, January 30, 2017). Plaintiff sued Defendant for alleged misappropriation of trade secrets. During the course …

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    Posted on July 17th, 2017 by ilsteam

    In Storey v. Effingham County et. al., Case No. 15-149 (S.D. Ga., June 16, 2017), Plaintiff is the executor for the estate of Kenneth Cartee, who died from injuries he sustained during an arrest by Effingham County police. According to the complaint, police pressed down on Cartee’s shoulder and neck to subdue him during an …

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    Posted on July 5th, 2017 by ilsteam

    Wiedeman v. Canal Insurance Company et. al., Case No. 15-4182 (N.D. Ga., June 9, 2017) arises out of a truck accident between Plaintiff and Defendant Walter Dorn, a truck driver and employee of Defendant H & F Transfer. The truck was leased from non-party Salem Leasing. On the day of the collision, the investigating police …

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    Posted on June 23rd, 2017 by

    Eshelman v. Puma Biotechnology, Inc., Case No. 16-00018 (E.D. N.C., June 7, 2017) is a libel suit related to an allegedly defamatory investor presentation. Plaintiff was an investor in Defendant, a biopharmaceutical company. Plaintiff owns a pharmaceutical research organization called PPD, which contracted with Aventis Pharmaceuticals to provide clinical research services during a clinical trial …

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