Archive: March 13, 2017

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United States ex rel. Reaster v. Dopps Chiropractic Clinic, LLC (D. Kan., 2017)
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Liguria Foods, Inc. v. Griffith Laboratories, Inc., C 14-3041-MWB (N.D. Iowa Mar. 13, 2017)
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Kellgren v. Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. (S.D. Cal., 2017)

United States ex rel. Reaster v. Dopps Chiropractic Clinic, LLC (D. Kan., 2017)

Key Insight: Social media information is not specially protected, but discovery requests should be tailored so as to not become fishing expeditions.

Nature of Case: employment discrimination, federal false claims act

Electronic Data Involved: Social media postings

Keywords: Social media, proportionality

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Liguria Foods, Inc. v. Griffith Laboratories, Inc., C 14-3041-MWB (N.D. Iowa Mar. 13, 2017)

Key Insight: Attorneys on both sides had used multiple boilerplate objections when responding to discovery requests. Judge considered sanctions, but did not sanction either side. Was to be considered a warning about using boilerplate objections though.

Nature of Case: Breach of Warranty

Electronic Data Involved: Various ESI

Keywords: boilerplate; objections

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Kellgren v. Petco Animal Supplies, Inc. (S.D. Cal., 2017)

Key Insight: Discovery request for managers’ text messages was ruled overbroad and not likely to be useful due to store policy that managers only communicate via email or voicemail.

Nature of Case: Fair Labor Standards Act dispute

Electronic Data Involved: text messages, email, communication methods the managers could have possibly used

Keywords: Text messages, overbreadth, overbroad, relevance

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