Archive: November 9, 2017

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Padron v. Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of New York , Inc. (Cal. Ct. App., 4th District, 2017)
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Padron v. Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of New York , Inc. (Cal. Ct. App., 4th District, 2017)
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Howard v. Northwestern Mem. Hosp. (Ill. App., 2017)
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Campbell v. Chadbourne & Parke LLP (Southern District of New York, 2017)

Padron v. Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of New York , Inc. (Cal. Ct. App., 4th District, 2017)

Key Insight: Refusal to produce documents. Clergy-penitent privilege

Nature of Case: Negligence and failure to warn (Sexual Abuse)

Electronic Data Involved: letter,email, fax,ESI

Keywords: Willful refusal to comply with discovery order; Monetary sanctions; Judicial estoppel

Identified State Rule(s): Civil Discovery Act (Code. Civ. Proc., section 2016.010 et seq.); Code. Civ. Proc., setion 2023.030, subd. (a).

Padron v. Watchtower Bible & Tract Society of New York , Inc. (Cal. Ct. App., 4th District, 2017)

Key Insight: Refusal to produce documents. Clergy-penitent privilege

Nature of Case: Negligence and failure to warn (Sexual Abuse)

Electronic Data Involved: letter,email, fax,ESI

Keywords: Willful refusal to comply with discovery order; Monetary sanctions; Judicial estoppel

Campbell v. Chadbourne & Parke LLP (Southern District of New York, 2017)

Key Insight: conducting firm business on personal email accounts, employees’ personal email account will be subject to discovery if the employers allow them to mingle their work and personal email accounts.

Nature of Case: workplace discrimination, class action

Electronic Data Involved: personal email accounts, 115,000 documents, 2.5 terabytes of data of 25 custodians

Keywords: interspersing work and personal emails, overlap, spoliation, pay discrimination, wrongful termination

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