Archive: April 2018

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West Bend Mutual Insurance Company v. Zurich American Insurance Company, No. 1:17-cv-02598 (N.D. Ill. Apr. 11, 2018)
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Presidee Barrett v. FedEx (Middle District of Georgia, 2018)
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TMJ Grp., LLC v. IMCMV Holdings, No. 17-4677 (E.D. La. April 6, 2018)
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Mpala v. Gateway Community College (2nd Cir., 2018)
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Linglong Americas Inc. v. Horizon Tire, Inc., et al., No. 1:15CV01240-DCN (N.D. Ohio Apr. 4, 2018)
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Ortolani v. Freedom Mortgage Corp., No. 17-cv-1462-JGB (KKK) (C.D. Cal. Apr. 4, 2018)
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Bank Direct Capital Finance, LLC v. Capital Premium Financing, LLC, No. 15-cv-10340 (N.D. Ill. Apr. 4, 2018)
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Michael E. Davis, et al. v. Electronic Arts, Inc., No. 10-cv-03328-RS (N.D. Cal. April 3, 2018)
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World Trade Ctrs. Assoc., Inc. v. Port Auth. Of N.Y. & N.J. (S.D.N.Y., 2018)

West Bend Mutual Insurance Company v. Zurich American Insurance Company, No. 1:17-cv-02598 (N.D. Ill. Apr. 11, 2018)

Key Insight: Attorney client privilege is not waived as an “at-issue” matter simply by filing a counterclaim

Nature of Case: Worker’s Compensation

Electronic Data Involved: All communications with monitoring counsel

Keywords: Privilege, at-issue waiver

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TMJ Grp., LLC v. IMCMV Holdings, No. 17-4677 (E.D. La. April 6, 2018)

Key Insight: Documents produced on eve of deposition allowed for second deposition; text messages of employees not unduly burdensome; Financials in PDF form were OK assuming they were native format

Nature of Case: Fraudulent Inducement

Electronic Data Involved: Excel Spreadsheets/PDF; Text Messages

Keywords: incomplete production; native production; Proportionality

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Ortolani v. Freedom Mortgage Corp., No. 17-cv-1462-JGB (KKK) (C.D. Cal. Apr. 4, 2018)

Key Insight: proportionality, privacy

Nature of Case: labor dispute, class action

Electronic Data Involved: payroll records, electronic documents

Keywords: class action certification, relevance, overbroad

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Bank Direct Capital Finance, LLC v. Capital Premium Financing, LLC, No. 15-cv-10340 (N.D. Ill. Apr. 4, 2018)

Key Insight: spoliation sanctions

Nature of Case: breach of contract

Electronic Data Involved: e-mails

Keywords: duty to preserve, automatic deletion, permissive spoliation instruction, intent to deprive, spoliation, 37(e)(2)

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Michael E. Davis, et al. v. Electronic Arts, Inc., No. 10-cv-03328-RS (N.D. Cal. April 3, 2018)

Key Insight: Plaintiffs said no responsive documents existed; deposition; Court awarded $25,000 of $45,000 in attorneys fees due to billing problems by defendant

Nature of Case: Statutory and Common Law Publicity Rights

Electronic Data Involved: E-Mail

Keywords: Sanctions; Timely Response; Privilege Log

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World Trade Ctrs. Assoc., Inc. v. Port Auth. Of N.Y. & N.J. (S.D.N.Y., 2018)

Key Insight: spoliation, FRCP 37(e)

Nature of Case: Trademark infringement, unfair competition, breach of contract

Electronic Data Involved: hard copy, email, other ESI

Keywords: oral litigation hold, duty to preserve, destroyed paper files, sanctions, legal hold, sufficient procedures, bad faith, relevance, rule amendment, server migration, negligence, bad faith, gross negligence

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