Last Friday we wrote an update on whether or not AT&T was still pursuing its merger with T-Mobile. The Department of Justice judge overseeing the lawsuit, Ellen Huvelle, has granted requests from both parties which will delay the antitrust case scheduled to begin February 13. AT&T will have until January 12 to file a report [...]
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 [...]
The group Lawyers for Civil Justice published their opinions on current attempts at e-discovery reform and did not hold back their frustration. LCJ insists that the scope of required discovery must be greatly narrowed in order to start solving today’s extensive discovery problems. The Girard Proposals have proffered certain amendments, but for LCJ these changes [...]
As we mentioned in our September 9th BLLAWG, the Civil Rules Advisory Committee had a mini-conference in Dallas to discuss changes to data preservation rules. The current standards are very vague and tend to vary, and as electronic evidence gains importance there is an increasing need to make sure no crucial information is “thrown away.” [...]