Archive: March 20, 2006

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Second Circuit Reverses Frank Quattrone Conviction for Obstruction of Justice and Witness Tampering
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Magistrate Sustains Plaintiff’s Objections to TIFF Imaged Documents and Orders Production in Native Format

Second Circuit Reverses Frank Quattrone Conviction for Obstruction of Justice and Witness Tampering

In 2000, Credit Suisse First Boston Corporation (“CSFB”) employed Frank Quattrone as head of its Global Technology Group (the “Tech Group”). In that capacity, Quattrone managed approximately 400 technology investment bankers from the firm’s Palo Alto, California office. The Tech Group was responsible for CSFB’s investment-banking activity related to technology companies, including underwriting services. The Tech Group provided services to two types of customers – tech company issuer-clients undertaking offerings of equity-based securities and individual customers who traded securities as clients of the Tech Group’s Personal Client Services subgroup. Read More

Magistrate Sustains Plaintiff’s Objections to TIFF Imaged Documents and Orders Production in Native Format

Hagenbuch v. 3B6 Sistemi Elettronici Industriali S.R.L., 2006 WL 665005 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 8, 2006)

In this patent infringement case, the defendant required plaintiff to come to its Rockford, Illinois offices in order to inspect defendant’s documents and things and to designate those documents and things that plaintiff deemed responsive to his request for production. Plaintiff inspected defendant’s Rockford, Illinois office and designated numerous documents and electronic media consisting of compact discs, floppy discs, and/or DVDs, for copying by the copying service arranged for by defendant. Initially, defendant refused to permit copying of the designated electronic media, offering instead to print out and deliver to plaintiff hard copies of all of the documents contained on the designated discs and DVDs. Plaintiff refused this offer and insisted on receiving identical, electronic copies of the electronic media. Ultimately, defendant decided (against the protests of plaintiff) to convert all of the information on the original electronic media into Tagged Image File Format (“TIFF”) documents that were then downloaded onto compact discs and delivered to plaintiff. According to plaintiff, the compact discs produced by the defendant contained approximately 15,000 TIFF documents. Read More

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