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Court sanctions defendant for ‘bollixed’ legal hold

Franklin v. Howard Brown Health Ctr. In this employment discrimination case, the defendant “bollixed its litigation hold…to a staggering degree and at every turn.” As a sanction, the magistrate recommended that the court allow the parties to present evidence about the...

Court finds forensic inspection relevant and proportional

Satmodo, LLC v. Whenever Commc’ns, LLC, No. 3:17-cv-192-AJB-NLS, 2018 WL 3495832 (S.D. Cal. July 20, 2018). In this case alleging a “click fraud” scheme, the court granted the plaintiff’s motion to compel in part. It ordered the defendant to provide a list of its...

Don’t ask for a production you’re not prepared to review

Murphy v. Piper, Civ. In this class action, the court denied sanctions for a late-stage 2.5 million-page document production. None of that discovery was irrelevant or nonresponsive, making this a case of “be careful what you ask for, you just might get it.” The...

Judge notes that while clowns are scary, ESI is not

City of Rockford v. Mallinckrodt ARD Inc. In this case alleging pharmaceutical price-gouging, the court praised the parties’ cooperation before resolving “an impasse” regarding non-responsive information. The court began this highly entertaining opinion by quoting...