Archive: 2021

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Harleysville Insurance Co. v. Holding Funeral Home, No. 1:15cv00057 (W.D .Va. Feb. 9, 2017)
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D.M. v. Wesley Med. Ctr. LLC (D. Kan, 2019)
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Commonwealth v. Jones, SJC-12564 (Mass. Mar. 6, 2019)
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Alarm Grid, Inc. v. AlarmClub.com, Inc. (Southern District of Florida, 2018)
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In re Schlich, 893 F.3d 40 (1st Cir. 2018).

Harleysville Insurance Co. v. Holding Funeral Home, No. 1:15cv00057 (W.D .Va. Feb. 9, 2017)

Key Insight: Waiver of privilege for documents inadvertently posted to publicly accessible Box.com location

Nature of Case: insurance coverage litigation

Electronic Data Involved: Box.com uploads

Keywords: Box.com, privilege waiver, publicly accessible, account permissions, file sharing

Identified State Rule(s): Va. Sup. Ct. R. 4.1(b)(6)(ii)

Identified Federal Rule(s): FRE 502(b)

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D.M. v. Wesley Med. Ctr. LLC (D. Kan, 2019)

Key Insight: Privileged docs based on only state law must be produced in a case with both federal and state claims

Nature of Case: Medical malpractice

Electronic Data Involved: Responsive documents

Keywords: Privilege, state law

Identified State Rule(s): K.S.A. section 65-4925(a)

Identified Federal Rule(s): FRCP 26(b)

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Commonwealth v. Jones, SJC-12564 (Mass. Mar. 6, 2019)

Key Insight: Whether compelling the defendant to enter his cell phone password would violate his privilege against self incrimination under 5th Amendment and art. 12 of Mass Declaration of Rights

Nature of Case: Trafficking a person for sexual servitude

Electronic Data Involved: data held on cell phone

Keywords: Cell phone password, 5th Amendment

Identified State Rule(s): Mass. art. 12.

Identified Federal Rule(s): 5th Amendment

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Alarm Grid, Inc. v. AlarmClub.com, Inc. (Southern District of Florida, 2018)

Key Insight: Recorded phone call between party and copyright agent regarding image timing confidential at prelitigation phase

Nature of Case: copyright dispute

Electronic Data Involved: phone call recording

Keywords: protective order, confidential phone call, work-product

Identified State Rule(s): FRBC Rule 4-4.1, 4-1.2

Identified Federal Rule(s): 26(b)(3), 37(a)(5)

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