Archive: April 20, 2006

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State Appellate Court Upholds $75,000 Sanctions Award Based on Party’s Failure to Properly Preserve and Timely Produce Expert’s Underlying Computer Data
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Court Denies Former Detective’s Request to Inspect Orlando Police Department’s Computer Hard Drives

State Appellate Court Upholds $75,000 Sanctions Award Based on Party’s Failure to Properly Preserve and Timely Produce Expert’s Underlying Computer Data

Vela v. Wagner & Brown, Ltd., 203 S.W.3d 37 (Tex. App. 2006)

In this oil and gas drainage case, Roberto Vela, and the other royalty interest owners and intervenors (collectively, the “Royalty Owners”), appealed from the trial court’s take-nothing judgment. On cross-appeal, Wagner & Brown challenged the trial court’s pre-trial order assessing $75,000 in sanctions against it. The appellate court affirmed the order imposing sanctions and the judgment of the trial court. Read More

Court Denies Former Detective’s Request to Inspect Orlando Police Department’s Computer Hard Drives

Floeter v. City of Orlando, 2006 WL 1000306 (M.D. Fla. Apr. 14, 2006)

In this case, plaintiff alleged that he was the victim of sexual harassment, a hostile work environment, and retaliation while working as a detective with the Orlando Police Department (OPD). He served a request for production of documents and a request to inspect computer hard drives at OPD, which he styled as a request for entry upon land. When OPD objected to some of the requests, plaintiff filed a motion to compel. Read More

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