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The Duty to Preserve, Mate

When does an international company have to comply with U.S. discovery demands? For the Australian corporation defendant in the case of Lunkenheimer Co. v. Tyco Flow Control Pacific Party Ltd., when it was served with the complaint.

The February 2015 order addressed intervenor/counter defendant Nilmini Klur’s allegation that Pentair Flow Control Pacific (PFCP) refused to […]

The Great Divide: Blackphone’s PrivatOS 1.1

Despite the many benefits a BYOD policy offers, employees’ use of personal smartphones for professional business can be the IT Achilles’ heel of a company. Blackphone’s PrivatOS 1.1 may be the answer to “modern privacy concerns.”

Built for Android-based operating systems, PrivatOS gives employee and employer greater control over privacy, without sacrificing productivity. How? By […]

You Delay, You (Might) Pay

Courtesy of the New York Law Journal comes news of discovery delays resulting in attorney fee sanctions in two Commercial Division cases: 135 East 57th Street LLC v. 57th Street Day Spa and Vladeck, Waldman Elias & Engelhard v. Paramount Leasehold.

In 135 East 57th Street, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles Ramos found that, for […]

TAR: You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

Prior to Judge Peck’s recent buzzworthy TAR opinion, TAR’s presence was also noteworthy in two other cases: Bridgestone Americas, Inc. v. IBM Corporation and Connecticut General Life Insurance v. Health Diagnostic Laboratory, Inc. In both, the discussion wasn’t “if” TAR was a valid method and could be used but, rather, “how” and what checks needed […]

Mercy, Mercy Me: “Blurred Lines” Recap

Earlier this week, a federal jury in Los Angeles found that the 2013 hit “Blurred Lines,” which earned more than $16 million dollars, had indeed copied elements from Marvin Gaye’s own 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up” without permission. The eight-person jury awarded his family more than $7.3 million dollars.

According to The New […]

No Pets, No Parties, No Bad Yelp Reviews

Apartment complex dwellers know well that residential management have the ability to exert control over the presence of pets, noise level, parking and more. One apartment complex attempted to take that control to another level: social media. In short: If a tenant submitted a negative review or commentary online, he or she could be subject […]

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