Archive: October 28, 2009

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Court Denies Motion to Compel Sequestration and Forensic Examination of City’s Computers and Storage Devices, Directs Parties to Cooperate to Develop a “Meaningful Discovery Plan”
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Upcoming Events – November
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Thompson Reuters’ 13th Annual Electronic Discovery and Records Retention Conference

Court Denies Motion to Compel Sequestration and Forensic Examination of City’s Computers and Storage Devices, Directs Parties to Cooperate to Develop a “Meaningful Discovery Plan”

Mirbeau Geneva Lake, LLC v. City of Lake Geneva, 2009 3347101 (E.D. Wis. Oct. 15, 2009)

In this litigation over the attempted development of land in the City of Lake Geneva, plaintiff sought to compel production of all of defendants’ “computers and other electronic storage devices” for forensic examination.  In support of the motion, plaintiff argued that defendants’ offer to produce emails in “paper form” was insufficient and that defendants were not properly preserving data for production.  Noting plaintiff’s failure to make a sufficient showing in favor of such production and the parties’ failure to cooperate to reach agreement on the issues presented, the court denied plaintiff’s motion.

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Upcoming Events – November

National Business Institute: Keeping Up with E-Discovery – Live Seminar

November 18, 2009
Washington State Convention and Trade Center
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA

K&L Gates partner Todd Nunn will present “The Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Recent Case Law” addressing attorneys’ obligations under the rules and recent decisions that effect those obligations.  Todd will also present “Electronic Discovery in the States and Recent Case Law” – an overview of state activity with regard to electronic discovery and a discussion of recent case law from state courts.

Click here to learn more and to register.

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Thompson Reuters’ 13th Annual Electronic Discovery and Records Retention Conference

November 5-6, 2009
Hotel Sax Chicago
333 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago IL 60654

K&L Gates partner David R. Cohen will participate in a panel discussion, “Retrospective Analysis of Critical Cases and How to Manage Your Risk” on November 5th at 10:15 AM.  At this discussion, participants will hear about the most relevant cases in this industry and learn how to avoid common pitfalls.  This panel will also explore how different Information Governance policies could have yielded different results.

Click here to learn more and to register.

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