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Judgment Entered Against Attorney/Defendant for His Egregious Intentional Spoliation

One of the U.S. District Court judges  in New York City recently granted judgment to the plaintiff and against attorney/defendant for his egregious intentional spoliation of highly-relevant evidence.  Citing defendant's “planned, repeated, and comprehensive” destruction of “relevant emails and other electronic documents,” the judge termed the spoliation “willful and malicious” and found “clear and convincing evidence” of “serial spoliation” in “bad faith.”

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July 2014 E-Discovery Round-Up

The July e-discovery round-up takes a closer look at a couple of cases where sanctions were relied upon to remedy discovery violations 

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Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Published for Public Comment

The long wait for the Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to be published for public comment is finally over!  The amendments, dubbed by the Advisory Committee as the “Duke Rules” (so dubbed due to topics repeatedly stressed at the 2010 Duke Litigation Conference), focus on addressing the need for proportionality in discovery, heightened cooperation among lawyers and early and active judicial case management. 

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