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Taylor Swift's eDiscovery Woes: Spoliation in Celebrity Grope Case

The trial of the century began this week, as Taylor Swift and a former disc jockey met in civil court in Denver, Colorado. (Okay, well maybe not the trial of the century, but certainly a trial of the century.) ... Casey C. Sullivan   |     10 Aug 2017

Pro Se Plaintiff Gets Pizza Costs as a Discovery Sanction

In a world of increasingly massive discovery bills—the million-dollar vendor bill here, the occasional $19 million spent on attorneys’ fees during discovery there—it’s nice to see discovery costs that seem, wel... Casey C. Sullivan   |     07 Aug 2017

Attorney Who Stayed Quiet on Client’s Spoliation Censured

Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil, right? Not when it comes to spoliation and your ethical obligations, as the public censure of a partner at Bryan Cave’s Denver office reminds us. Randall H. Miller was ... Casey C. Sullivan   |     27 Jun 2017

When It Comes to Spoliation Sanctions, It’s Still 2014 in Some Courts

Looking back, 2014 was a pretty good year. Barack Obama was president, the “Lego Movie” was a box office hit, and everyone was dumping buckets of ice on their head for charity. But if you’re feeling nostalgic f... Casey C. Sullivan   |     22 May 2017

Judge Scheindlin on the Goodyear Decision, Inherent Authority, and Sanctions

Over her nearly 22 years on the bench, Judge Shira A. Scheindlin left her mark on everything from the trial of John Gotti Jr., to the New York Police Department’s “Stop and Frisk” policy. But many of Judge Sche... Casey C. Sullivan   |     15 May 2017

5 key cases from a year of spoliation sanctions chaos

Prior to the dramatic changes to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e) just more than a year ago, fear of sanctions played a disproportionately large role in controlling the behavior of lawyers in civil litigat... Robert Hilson   |     20 Jan 2017

eBook: 10 Ways to Get Sanctioned in Modern Litigation

The explosion of electronic information in litigation has provided lawyers with a variety of new and creative ways to hurt themselves, their cases, their clients and their careers. While it may be true that, at... Robert Hilson   |     29 Nov 2016

Don't be that guy whose case gets tossed for waiting on his vendor

Federal judge scolds plaintiff and counsel for "lame excuse," "inflicting nightmare" upon opposing party Robert Hilson   |     16 Nov 2016
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