Hard to Decide Discovery Disputes on Proportionality if No One Knows the Value of the Case

Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal ordered the supplemental production of damages information in a patent case based on proportionality and supplemental disclosures. Corning Optical Communs. Wireless v. Solid, Inc., 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 49069, 5-8 (N.D. Cal. April 14, 2015). This is a unique argument that makes a lot of sense:[…]

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Exotic Apples: Solutions in Collecting & Processing Apple ESI

My friend Charlie Kaupp at Digital Strata brought the following issue to me: There is an increasingly prevalent amount of Apple ESI found in corporate environments, especially among executives, engineering, and marketing groups. Most review platforms do not handle large portions of Apple ESI, including: Mac email (Entourage, Outlook 2011,[…]

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A Judicial Love Bite: Initial Disclosures Mean Initial Disclosures

Every now and then, rules with teeth will leave a love bite.  This is one of those cases.  The Plaintiffs identified 31 documents in their initial disclosures.  However, none of these were produced because of a claimed computer crash.  Pinkney v. Am. Med. Response, Inc., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 56465,[…]

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If It is Lost, It’s Not in Your Possession, Custody or Control under Rule 26(a)

In a prison medical treatment case, the Plaintiff brought a motion to exclude medical records pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 37(c) after the files were not identified in the Defendants’ initial disclosures or produced in discovery.  Nance v. Wayne County, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 96279 (M.D. Tenn.[…]

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