Archive: April 2019

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Adacel, Inc. et al v. Adsync Technologies, Inc. (M.D. Fla., 2019)
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Torres-Torres v. KW International, Inc., No-18-cv-164 (M.D. Fla., 2019)
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Kratz v. Scott Hotel Group, LLC (S.D. Ind., 2019)
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Shamrock-Shamrock, Inc. v. Remark (Florida, 2019)
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In Shir Law Group, P.A. v. Carnevale (Florida, 2019)
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Neely v. The Boeing Company (Western Disctrict of Washington, 2019)
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Dahmer v. Western Kentucky Univ. (Western Kentucky, 2019)
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4DD Holdings, LLC. v. USA (US Court of Federal Claims, 2019)
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Wild Fish Conservancy v. Cooke Aquaculture Pac. (District Court Western District of Washington, 2019)
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Langley v. International Business Machines Corp. (W.D.Tex., 2019)

Adacel, Inc. et al v. Adsync Technologies, Inc. (M.D. Fla., 2019)

Key Insight: general objections overruled and defendant ordered to produce records relating to profits, but does not have to disclose all documents relating to “methods of calculating” profits beyond what is necessary to understand

Nature of Case: Misappropriation of trade secrets

Electronic Data Involved: business records re profits

Keywords: general objection,

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Torres-Torres v. KW International, Inc., No-18-cv-164 (M.D. Fla., 2019)

Key Insight: Work product protections do not attach to data automatically generated by a vehicles electronic control module.

Nature of Case: vehicle collision personal injury

Electronic Data Involved: vehicle Electronic Control Module data

Keywords: Electronic Control Module

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Kratz v. Scott Hotel Group, LLC (S.D. Ind., 2019)

Key Insight: whether original version of narrative detailing mistreatments sent to attorney was work product; whether work product privilege attached to subsequent revisions of the same

Nature of Case: Consumer Class Action

Electronic Data Involved: withheld original document

Keywords: work product, original, altered

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Shamrock-Shamrock, Inc. v. Remark (Florida, 2019)

Key Insight: Non party third parties do not have a duty to preserve in anticipation of litigation.

Nature of Case: Spoliation (property rezoning)

Electronic Data Involved: Electronic documents

Keywords: Preservation, spoliation, third-party, Shamrock

Identified State Rule(s): 440.39(7)

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Dahmer v. Western Kentucky Univ. (Western Kentucky, 2019)

Key Insight: Student witness statements or employee records are not FERPA protected “educational records,” FERPA can also be overcome through proper redactions and a demonstrable need for the information, no personal stakes in the outcome in the suit discourages disclosure of third party employment records

Nature of Case: Sex-based discrimination

Electronic Data Involved: Various electronic records

Keywords: FERPA, Western Kentucky University, Title IX

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4DD Holdings, LLC. v. USA (US Court of Federal Claims, 2019)

Key Insight: whether the government intentionally acted in a way that destroyed evidence

Nature of Case: copyright infringement

Electronic Data Involved: TETRA healthcare data federation software, hard drives, digital information

Keywords: spoliation, reasonable steps to preserve, decommissioning

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Wild Fish Conservancy v. Cooke Aquaculture Pac. (District Court Western District of Washington, 2019)

Key Insight: Excessive document production shortly before deposition didn’t justify additional attorney’s fees

Nature of Case: industrial pollution

Electronic Data Involved: documents

Keywords: attorney’s fees, deposition, document production, inadequate preparation

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