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Monthly Archives: March 2010

Despite Malaysian Blocking Statute, Court Compels Third Party’s Production of Foreign Banking Information Pursuant to Subpoena

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Gucci Amer., Inc. v. Curveal Fashion, 2010 WL 808639 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 8, 2010) Plaintiff sought to compel the production of documents and information regarding defendants’ Malaysian bank accounts pursuant to a subpoena served on United Overseas Bank’s New York Agency (“UOB NY”).  UOB NY was not a party to the underlying action, nor was its… Continue Reading

Citing First Amendment, Court Denies Motion to Compel Production of Information Sufficient to Identify Anonymous Discussion Board Users

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McVicker v. King, 2010 WL 786275 (W.D. Pa. Mar. 3, 2010) In this suit arising from claims of unlawful and discriminatory termination, plaintiff, a former employee of the Borough, sought to compel a third-party owner of an internet discussion board to produce information sufficient to identify anonymous authors of certain, relevant posts.  Plaintiff argued the… Continue Reading

Do You Comply with the New Massachusetts Information Security Regulation?

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By Bruce H. Nielson, K&L Gates Partner, Washington D.C. What Does the Regulation Require? Every business that “owns or licenses personal information” about a Massachusetts resident must “develop, implement, and maintain” a comprehensive written information security program (WISP).  “Owns or licenses” is defined as “receives, stores, maintains, processes, or otherwise has access to personal information in… Continue Reading

Plan Ahead: Proposed Amendments to Rule 26 Would Extend Work-Product Protection

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One of the great things about the current rule-making process is the ability to see change on the horizon and adapt accordingly.  This year, absent any unforeseen objection or delay, Rule 26 will be amended to extend the scope of the work-product doctrine to encompass draft expert reports and most communications between experts and counsel. … Continue Reading

Court Provides Detailed Analysis of Law of Spoliation, Orders Adverse Inference Instruction, Monetary Sanctions for Intentional Spoliation of ESI

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Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. v. Cammarata, 688 F. Supp. 2d 598 (S.D. Tex. 2010) For intentional spoliation, the court declined to order terminating sanctions but ordered an adverse inference instruction and for defendants to pay plaintiff’s attorneys fees and costs. In this litigation arising from accusations of misappropriation of trade secrets, violation of non-compete agreements,… Continue Reading