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Yahoo Requires Warrants for E-Mail Searches of Its Users

Two days after Google announced they would require warrants for e-mail searches of their user’s accounts, Yahoo matched the policy leaving the other major consumer-facing e-mail provider—Microsoft—without such protections; yet.  Although requiring warrants in most instances since 2011, Yahoo considered this the right move to match Google to let their users know they are also[…Read More]

Merck Eprova AG v. Gnosis SPA

Court Grants Plaintiff’s Motion for Sanctions Due to Discovery Deficiencies 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 38867 (S.D.N.Y. April 20, 2010) On plaintiff’s motion for sanctions due to discovery deficiencies, the Southern District of New York imposed a $25,000 fine on a litigant whose failure to properly install a litigation hold and conduct appropriate searches for relevant[…Read More]

ADHI Parasakthi v. Township of W. Pikeland

On an appeal from a town Zoning Board, the district court ordered the plaintiff to allow the defendant’s computer expert to inspect its computers for responsive emails not produced in the first round of discovery. The plaintiff sought a variance from the defendant’s zoning regulations in order to build a religious temple on a parcel[…Read More]

Andrew Corp. v. Cassinelli

Non-Compliance with Employment Agreement Causes Competitor to Shoulder Costs 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22105 (N.D. Ill. 2009) During an employment dispute in which an employer alleged a breach of a confidentiality agreement, the Northern District of Illinois found the defendant’s forensic analysis insufficient for its failure to report a list of responsive files. After the[…Read More]

Comrie v. Ipsco, Inc.

Defendant’s Failure to Support Assertion Waives Attorney-Client Privilege 2009 WL 4403364 (N.D. Ill. 2009) On the plaintiff’s motion to compel production of ESI, the Northern District ruled that the defendant’s failure to support its assertion that an email was inadvertently produced waived the attorney-client privilege. During the discovery phase of a suit under the Employee[…Read More]

Campbell v. General Dynamics Government Systems Corp.

Email Deemed Insufficient Notification of Mandatory Arbitration for Employee Disputes with the Firm 321 F.Supp.2d 142 (Mass. 2004) The plaintiff brought an action against his former employer alleging he was wrongfully terminated due to his medical condition. The employer had the case removed to federal court, and motioned the court to stay all federal court[…Read More]

Northern Crossarm v. Chemical Specialties, Inc.

Party Must Specify the Format for Production of E-Documents 2004 WL 635606 (W.D. Wis. 2004) During discovery proceedings, the plaintiff requested copies of the defendant’s emails. The defendant produced copies of the emails that the plaintiff had requested, but did so in hard copy. When the plaintiff received the hard copies of the emails, which[…Read More]

An Ounce of Prevention

There is an adage that says “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When it comes to the protection of trade secrets and/or intellectual property, this is doubly true. Many companies are being forced by legislation or contract to implement an effective incident response plan; the truly wise also consider preventing incidents[…Read More]

Monitoring Employees

It’s a problem no one wants to think about, but statistics and case law suggest the problem is a real one and its growing, and one that corporate security, HR, and management must address. Evidence of Problem Think it’s not a problem in your organization? Do you take the risk? Consider that organizations have been[…Read More]