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Pursuing And Responding To Discovery Requests Under 28 U.S.C. § 1782
A party who receives a subpoena under 28 U.S.C. § 1782 has several options for how to respond.
United States
3 Apr 2019
Commercial Division Rule Revisions Continue To Promote Efficiency In Complex Cases
In an effort to streamline litigation in the Commercial Division, the Commercial Division Advisory Council has continued with its revisions to the Commercial Division Rules by recently implementing...
United States
7 Aug 2018
New DOJ Guidance Policy Limits Use Of Guidance Documents In Federal Civil Actions
On January 25, 2018, Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand issued a memorandum on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) (the "Brand Memo") ...
United States
22 Feb 2018
California Supreme Court Reaffirms Broad Right To Discovery In PAGA Actions
The California Supreme Court issued its long awaited ruling in Williams v. Superior Court, in which it clarified the scope of discovery in actions brought under the Private Attorneys General Act...
United States
7 Aug 2017
Keeping Up With The Commercial Division(s)
The past year has been a busy time for anyone keeping up with the Rules for the Commercial Division of the New York State Court System.
United States
2 Mar 2015
Facing A Blizzard Of Legal Challenges As In-House Counsel
A Fashionista's Guide to Competition and Cartel Laws: Daniel Brown, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
United States
10 Feb 2015
Implied Waiver Of Privilege In Internal Investigations: Barko Court Compels Production Of Internal Investigation Documents, Again
On November 20, 2014, the District Court for the District of Columbia once again ordered Kellogg, Brown and Root ("KBR") to produce all documents prepared as part of an internal investigation.
United States
2 Feb 2015
New Commercial Division Rule Seeks To Streamline Privilege Log Requirements For Litigants
The New York Supreme Court implemented a major change to the Commercial Division rules governing privilege logs submitted during the course of litigation.
United States
14 Oct 2014
Attorney-Client Privilege Protection In Internal Investigations Upheld By D.C. Circuit: Good News For Corporate Counsel
In a much-anticipated decision, the D.C. Circuit clarified the general test for the applicability of the attorney-client privilege in internal investigations.
United States
4 Aug 2014
Lessons From A Cautionary Tale Of Electronic Discovery Pitfalls In Health Care Litigation
E-discovery is especially challenging in healthcare related litigation due to the healthcare industry’s reliance on electronically stored information.
United States
8 Jul 2014
Second Circuit Rules That Putative Auction Rate Securities Class Action Complaints Failed To Adequately Plead Antitrust Conspiracy
In a recent case, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuitupheld the dismissal of two related class action complaints brought on behalf of purchasers of auction rate securities and ARS issuers, respectively, against a number of large financial institutions.
United States
20 Mar 2013
California Supreme Court Clarifies And Strengthens Work Product Protections For Attorney-Procured Witness Declarations
On June 25, in "Coito v. Superior Court", the California Supreme Court held that witness statements procured by an attorney are entitled at least to qualified work product protection.
United States
11 Jul 2012
Ninth Circuit Holds That SOX Whistleblower Provisions Do Not Protect Leaks To The Media
In Tides v. The Boeing Co., No. 10-35238, 2011 WL 1651245 (9th Cir. May 3, 2011), the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the whistleblower provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 ("SOX"), 18 U.S.C. § 1514A(a)(1), do not protect employees of publicly traded companies who disclose information to the media.
United States
12 May 2011
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