Archive: September 2018

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Digital Ally, Inc. v. Taser International Inc., No. 16-cv-2032-CM-TJJ (D. Kan. Sept. 11, 2018)
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Comlab Corp. v. Kal Tire, No. 17-cv-1907 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 11, 2018)
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Vallejo v. Amgen, Inc (8th Circuit Appellate Court, 2018)
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Valdes v. Greater Naples Fire Rescue Dist. No. 2:17-cv-417-FtM-29CM (M.D. Fla. Sept. 7, 2018)
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Porter v. City & Cnty. Of San Francisco, No. 16-cv-03771-CW(DMR) (N.D. Cal. Sept. 5, 2018)

Vallejo v. Amgen, Inc (8th Circuit Appellate Court, 2018)

Key Insight: Plaintiff was sanctioned for re-litigating issues, ignoring court orders and insisting on overbroad scope of discovery

Nature of Case: products liability

Electronic Data Involved: Documents generally

Keywords: sanctions, scope of discovery, disregarding court orders

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Valdes v. Greater Naples Fire Rescue Dist. No. 2:17-cv-417-FtM-29CM (M.D. Fla. Sept. 7, 2018)

Key Insight: forensic examination should be ?the exception, not the rule.?

Nature of Case: employment, FMLA

Electronic Data Involved: text messages, deleted messages, lost devices, forensic examination

Keywords: social media, text messages, forensic examination, FMLA

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Porter v. City & Cnty. Of San Francisco, No. 16-cv-03771-CW(DMR) (N.D. Cal. Sept. 5, 2018)

Key Insight: Phone Call was deleted by negligence. Court allowed short statement regarding spoliation to jury, but did not order an adverse inference instruction.

Nature of Case: Civil Rights; Wrongful Death

Electronic Data Involved: Recording of Phone Call

Keywords: Spoilation; Sanctions

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