Tag: Proportionality

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Stone Brewing Co., LLC v. MillerCoors LLC (Southern District of California, 2019)
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Falk v. Aetna Life Ins. Co., No. 3:19-cv-00434 (D.N.J. Aug. 31, 2019).
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True Freight Logistics LLC et al v. Global Tranz Enterprises Incorporated et al (D. Ariz., 2019)
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Pearlstein v. Blackberry Ltd. No. 13-cv-07060 (CM) (KHP), 2019 WL 4126583 (S.D.N.Y., 2019)
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In re Apple Inc. (D. Md., 2019)
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BlackBerry Limited v. Facebook, Inc. et al (C.D. Cal., 2019)
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Incardone v. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. (S.D. Florida, Miami Division, 2019)
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Pentel et al v. Shepard et al (D. Minn., 2019)
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Pentel v. Shepard, No. 18-cv-1447 (NEB/TNL) (D. Minn. Aug. 7, 2019).
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Laub v. Horbaczewski, No. 2:17-CV-06210 JAK (KSx) (C.D. Cal. July 30, 2019).

Stone Brewing Co., LLC v. MillerCoors LLC (Southern District of California, 2019)

Key Insight: Requests for Production; marketing materials; Unreasonably cumulative or duplicative

Nature of Case: Trademark Infringement

Electronic Data Involved: Hard copy; Historical records; on-site inspection; Marketing materials (documents, recordings, video, displays, etc.)

Keywords: Discovery violations; adequacy of discovery responses; Vague/overbroad/burdensome/ not calculated to lead to discovery of documents relevant to claims or defenses; proportionality; access; costs/Attorney’s fees; resources; “Senior user”; Cherrypicking; Evidentiary preclusion; Court order; Representative samples

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Incardone v. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. (S.D. Florida, Miami Division, 2019)

Key Insight: The duty to preserve should be proportional and reasonable, not perfect and absolute.

Nature of Case: Rule 37(e) analysis of the defendant’s actions

Electronic Data Involved: Video Clips, CCTV and VDR

Keywords: Preserve, camera, viewable, “recorded continuously”, CCTV, RCCL

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Pentel et al v. Shepard et al (D. Minn., 2019)

Key Insight: audit returns requested not proportional since massive burden to non-party

Nature of Case: Driver’s Privacy Protection Act

Electronic Data Involved: LEMS audit returns

Keywords: judge warns of sanctions

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Pentel v. Shepard, No. 18-cv-1447 (NEB/TNL) (D. Minn. Aug. 7, 2019).

Key Insight: Plaintiff requested access records to determine potential class members. Court denied as unduly burdensome to non-party and unlikely to produce relevant information.

Nature of Case: Privacy

Electronic Data Involved: Driver License Database Access Records

Keywords: access records, non-party, burden

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Laub v. Horbaczewski, No. 2:17-CV-06210 JAK (KSx) (C.D. Cal. July 30, 2019).

Key Insight: Did not withhold irrelevant texts. Judge denied clawback for relevance.

Nature of Case: Contract

Electronic Data Involved: Text Messages

Keywords: clawback, relevance

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