Archive: February 2018

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Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC (Federal Circuit, 2018)
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Hernandez v. Tulare County Correction Center, No. 16-CV-00413 (E.D. Cal. Feb. 8, 2018)
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Shenwick v. Twitter Inc., No. 16-cv-05314-JST (N.D. Cal. Feb. 7, 2018)
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ML Healthcare Services v. Publix Super Markets (11th Cir., 2018)
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Gipson v. Management & Training Corp., No. 16-CV-624, 2018 WL 736265 (S.D. Miss. Feb. 6, 2018).
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Benedict v. Hankook Tire (E.D. Va., 2018)

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC (Federal Circuit, 2018)

Key Insight: if the district court erred in going forward with trial even though all samples were not produced in discovery

Nature of Case: patent infringement

Electronic Data Involved: samples of proposed infringing product

Keywords: production of materials, motion to compel production, sufficient evidence

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Hernandez v. Tulare County Correction Center, No. 16-CV-00413 (E.D. Cal. Feb. 8, 2018)

Key Insight: spoliation sanctions

Nature of Case: ? 1983 civil rights action

Electronic Data Involved: videos, photographs

Keywords: spoliation, intent to deprive, 37(e)(2),negligence, prejudice 37(e)(1), duty to preserve

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Shenwick v. Twitter Inc., No. 16-cv-05314-JST (N.D. Cal. Feb. 7, 2018)

Key Insight: Private messages between individuals that are not defendants are protected from discovery through the Stored Communications Act even if the providing company itself is the named defendant

Nature of Case: Class action securities fraud

Electronic Data Involved: Electronic messages (twitter direct messages)

Keywords: Class action, direct message, twitter, stock

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ML Healthcare Services v. Publix Super Markets (11th Cir., 2018)

Key Insight: whether non-movant acted in bad faith or with the intent to deprive

Nature of Case: personal injury

Electronic Data Involved: surveillance video

Keywords: Eleventh Circuit, crucial, bad faith, usual course of business, broad and far-reaching request

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Gipson v. Management & Training Corp., No. 16-CV-624, 2018 WL 736265 (S.D. Miss. Feb. 6, 2018).

Key Insight: Motion (denied) for adverse inference based on alleged spoliation.

Nature of Case: 8th Amendment claims under 42 U.S.C. s. 1983

Electronic Data Involved: surveillance video

Keywords: inherent power, adverse-inference instruction

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