Trial began yesterday for the April 2010 explosion of BP’s oil rig that that killed 11 workers and dumped millions of barrels of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The initial phase of the trial is intended to determine the degree of blame to be put on BP and all other parties involved in [...]
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus owner Feld Entertainment cracked its whip at the bevy of animal rights groups that sued them in 2000 for alleged mistreatment of its elephants (this case was dismissed in 2009). In response, Feld sued the ASPCA and other groups in 2007, claiming violations of enough state laws to [...]
WASHINGTON DC: Honeywell International continues in its legal battle against the US Justice Department for allegedly selling defective body armor to law enforcement and military agencies. Honeywell is now pushing for sanctions against the DOJ on a case which began in 2008, accusing the Deptarment of failed litigation holds for their continued lawsuit.
Honeywell has been [...]
The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) published their “Best Practices in eDiscovery in New York State and Federal Courts” this week in hopes to influence some sort of standardization in eDiscovery collection and preservation. It is no secret that those involved in eDiscovery, from counsel to vendors, have been searching for a universal document [...]
One year and four months after his case was filed Paul Ceglia lost his third legal team. The case revolves around Mark Zuckerberg and an alleged contract that would entitle Ceglia to at least half of the now multi-billion dollar company, Facebook, Inc.
Sanctions on Ceglia’s attorneys for not complying with court discovery orders could very [...]
Yesterday we attended a webinar called The Future of E-Discovery: Top Ten Trends and Predictions. Maura Grossman, Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and Ron Hedges, former US Magistrate Judge, spoke on varying topics that have been foremost in the minds of the e-discovery world lately.
Grossman was at the Federal Civil Rules Committee meeting [...]