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March 2017 Ediscovery Case Summaries

Judge Peck Has Had Enough of “Meaningless Boilerplate Responses”
Fischer v. Forrest, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 28102 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 28, 2017)

“Unusually Deplorable” Conduct Costs Plaintiff $7 Million in Sanctions
Shawe v. Elting, 2017 Del. LEXIS 61 (Del. Feb. 13, 2017)

Ignorance of the Technology is No Excuse; Businesses Have a Duty to Ensure Confidential Information Cannot be Accessed
Harleysville Ins. Co. v. Holding Funeral Home, Inc., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18714 (W.D. Va. Feb. 9, 2017)

California Department of Education Gets Schooled in Ediscovery Production Formats
Morgan Hill Concerned Parents Ass’n v. Cal. Dep’t of Educ., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14983 (E.D. Cal. Feb. 1, 2017)

Court Finds That “Form Over Substance” Does Not Satisfy Motion to Compel Production of ESI
Excel Enters. v. Winona PVD Coatings, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22932 (N.D. Ind. Feb. 17, 2017)

February 2017 Ediscovery Case Summaries

Court Narrows the Scope of Social Media Discovery
Scott v. United States Postal Serv., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 178702 (M.D. La. Dec. 27, 2016)

Court Imposes Sanctions for Failure to Preserve Phone Call Recordings
Sec. Alarm Fin. Enters., L.P. v. Alarm Protection Tech., LLC, No. 3:13-cv-00102-SLG, 2016 WL 7115911 (D. Alaska Dec. 6, 2016)

Court Delivers a Package of Proportionality and Cooperation in Class Action
Solo v. UPS Co., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3275 (E.D. Mich. Jan. 10, 2017)

Court Schools Parties on Duty to Preserve and Finds No Act of Spoliation
Archer v. York City Sch. Dist., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 178969 (M.D. Pa. Dec. 28, 2016)

“Mere Speculation” of Spoliation is Not Enough to Issue Sanctions Under Rule 37(e)
HCC Ins. Holdings, Inc. v. Flowers, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12120 (N.D. Ga. Jan. 30, 2017)

January 2017 Ediscovery Case Summaries

Failure to Preserve Interactive Website Data Held Insufficient to Impose Sanctions Under Rule 37(e)
FTC v. Directv, Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 176873 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 21, 2016)

Jury to Decide Issue of Intent for Spoliation
Cahill v. Dart, 2016 U.S. Dist. Lexis 166831 (N.D. Ill. Dec. 2, 2016)

Australian Court Takes Predictive Coding Down Under
McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust) Pty Ltd v. Santam Ltd & Ors (No 1),
[2016] VSC 734 (Dec. 2, 2016)

Illinois State Court Leverages Proportionality Standards in FRCP 26(b)(1) to Determine if Forensic Imaging is too Intrusive
Carlson v. Jerousek, 2016 IL App (2d) 151248 (Ill. App. Ct. 2d Dist. 2016)

Kansas Court Rejects Proportionality Arguments and Boilerplate Objections
Duffy v. Lawrence Mem. Hosp., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 176848 (D. Kan. Dec. 21, 2016)

December 2016 Ediscovery Case Summaries

Failing to Cooperate Has Negative Consequences for Party
Venturedyne, Ltd. v. Carbonyx, Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 157722 (N.D. Ind. Nov. 15, 2016)

Court Holds “Skepticism” Not Enough for Computer Forensic Search
Coast to Coast Eng’g Servs. v. Roop, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 154758 (D. Me. Nov. 8, 2016)

Court States “Old Habits Die Hard” With the New FRCP
In re Bard IVC Filters Prods. Liab. Litig., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 126448 (D. Ariz. Sept. 16, 2016)

Court Upholds High Bar for Sanctions
Richard v. Inland Dredging Co., LLC, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 134859 (W.D. La. Sept. 29, 2016)

Court Finds Lesser Sanctions of District Court Sufficient
BMG Rights Mgmt. (US) LLC v. Cox Communs., Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 105981 (E.D. Va. Aug. 8, 2016)

November 2016 Ediscovery Case Summaries

Court Declines to Compel a Party to Utilize Predictive Coding
In re Viagra (Sildenafil Citrate) Prods. Liab. Litig., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 144925 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 14, 2016)

No Obligation to Produce Information Outside of a Party’s Legal Right of Control
Jackson v. E-Z-Go. Div. of Textron, Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 146951 (W.D. Ky. Oct. 24, 2016)

Court Grants Discovery Objection that Was Stated With Specificity
Arenas v. Unified Sch. Dist. No. 223, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 143338 (D. Kan. Oct. 17, 2016)

Court Holds It Will Not “Micro-Manage” Ediscovery; Orders Parties to Meet and Confer about Search Terms
Pyle v. Selective Ins. Co. of Am., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 140789 (W.D. Pa. Sept. 30, 2016)

“No Emails Found” is Insufficient; Court Requires Party to Explain Steps Taken to Locate Responsive Email
Carter v. Cummings, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 137118 (W.D. Wis. Oct. 3, 2016)

October 2016 Ediscovery Case Summaries

Court Clarifies that Data Must be Permanently Deleted for Sanctions
Erhart v. BofI Holding, Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 129906 (S.D. Cal. Sept. 21, 2016)

Court Issues a Cornucopia of Sanctions for Discovery Violations
Arrowhead Capital Fin., Ltd. v. Seven Arts Entm’t, Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 126545 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 16, 2016)

Court Compels Party to Identify Knowledgeable IT Personnel
Collins v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Ins. Co., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 135615 (D. S.D. Sept. 30, 2016)

Court Orders Party to Attempt On-Site Data Collection
Sky Med. Supply Inc. v. SCS Support Claim Servs., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 121215 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 7, 2016)

Court Discusses What Constitutes Reasonable Steps for Preserving Text Messages
Shaffer v. Gaither, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 118225 (W.D.N.C. Sept. 1, 2016)

September 2016 Ediscovery Case Summaries

Court Will Not Force Responding Party to Use TAR; Judge Peck Authors another Key Predictive Coding Opinion
Hyles v. New York City, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 100390 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 1, 2016)

Proportionality Factors Persuade Court to Grant Motion to Compel
First Niagara Risk Mgmt. v. Folino, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 106094 (E.D. Pa. Aug. 11, 2016)

Court Limits Request for Social Media to Certain Relevant Information
Baxter v. Anderson, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 110687 (M.D. La. Aug. 18, 2016)

Court Holds that Predictive Coding Does Not Change Discovery Standard
Dynamo Holdings Ltd. P’ship v. Comm’r of Internal Revenue, No. 2685-11, 8393-12, 2016 WL 4204067 (T.C. July 13, 2016)

Court Refuses to Compel Production of Archived Emails on Backup Tape
Elkharwily v. Franciscan Health Sys., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 99795 (W.D. Wash. July 29, 2016)

August 2016 Ediscovery Case Summaries

Court Grants $3,000,000 in Punitive Damages for ESI Spoliation
GN Netcom, Inc. v. Plantronics, Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 93299 (D. Del. July 12, 2016)

Court Clarifies the Obligation to Utilize Rule 26(b)(1) Proportionality Factors
Rowan v. Sunflower, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 72254 (D. Kan. June 2, 2016)

Court Denies U.S. Government’s Warrant to Obtain Overseas Data
Microsoft Corp. v. United States (In re Warrant to Search a Certain E-Mail Account Controlled & Maintained by Microsoft Corp.), 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 12926 (2d Cir. N.Y. July 14, 2016)

Attorney Sanctioned for Failing to Address Proportionality in Brief
Fulton v. Livingston Fin. LLC, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 96825 (W.D. Wash. July 25, 2016)

“Caveat Emptor” Applies to ESI Requests
P.R. Med. Emergency Grp., Inc. v. Iglesia Episcopal Puertorriqueña, Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 99391 (D.P.R. July 26, 2016)

July 2016 Ediscovery Case Summaries

Court Says Prolonged Discovery Periods Are Not “Marvelous”
Wai Feng Trading Co. v. Quick Fitting, Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 77672 (D.R.I. June 14, 2016)

Cost Alone Is Not Sufficient to Evade Native File Production
Mitchell v. Reliable Sec., LLC, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76128 (N.D. Ga. May 23, 2016)

Court Holds Rule 26(b)(1) Cannot be Used for Unpled Claims or Defenses
Lifeguard Licensing Corp. v. Kozak, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 68724 (S.D.N.Y. May 23, 2016)

Ignorance Is No Grounds to Avoid Production
FDIC v. Ark-La-Tex Fin. Servs., LLC, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82444 (N.D. Ohio June 24, 2016)

Court Holds Personal Data Discoverable for a Work-Related Claim
Sunderland v. Suffolk Cty., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 77212 (E.D.N.Y. June 14, 2016)

June 2016 Ediscovery Case Summaries

Sanctions Implemented After Party Fails to Preserve Emails
Mathew Enter. v. Chrysler Grp. LLC, No. 13-cv-04236-BLF, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 67561 (N.D. Cal. May 23, 2016)

Court Rides on Relevancy, Allowing Party to be Railed by Requests
Amtrak v. Guy M. Turner, Inc., NO. 4:15-CV-68-BO, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 61073 (E.D.N.C. May 9, 2016)

Discovery Request Found Not Proportional; Department Store Relieved from Production
Douglas v. Kohl’s Dep’t Stores, Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54782 (M.D. Fla. Apr. 25, 2016)

Party’s Failure to Produce Some Facebook Data Results in Compelled Discovery of All Social Media Data
Rhone v. Schneider Nat’l Carriers, Inc., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 53346 (E.D. Mo. Apr. 21, 2016)

Party’s Failure to Specify Objection in Refusing Discovery Request Results in Compelled Discovery
Heller’s Gas, Inc. v. Int’l Ins. Co. of Hannover Ltd., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 71069 (M.D. Pa. June 1, 2016)

 
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