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Civil rules Advisory Committee changes e-discovery proposals

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 24 2014

The Advisory Committee on Civil rules has voted to adopt a revised version of rule 37(e) that would state, "(e) Failure to preserve electronically

Chief Justice raises cy pres issues needing court’s attention

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 7 2013

In a statement accompanying the U.S. Supreme Court's denial of certiorari in a case raising questions about cy pres provisions in the settlement of

Briefing ongoing before SCOTUS on cy pres issues in class action settlements

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 22 2013

Objectors to the settlement of class claims charging that Facebook violated members' privacy rights by gathering and publicly disseminating

Fourth Circuit addresses taxable ESI production costs in deceptive trade practices suit

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 9 2013

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that E. & J. Gallo Winery, Inc., the prevailing party in deceptive trade practices litigation

Federal Court rules against HHS in FOIA litigation over Formaldehyde Carcinogen listing

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2013

A federal court in the District of Columbia has ruled that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) did not "demonstrate beyond material

Congressional discovery hearing rescheduled

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 8 2011

A congressional hearing titled “The Costs and Burdens of Civil Discovery” has been rescheduled for December 13, 2011

Alien tort claims alleged against company that designed surveillance system for China

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • China, USA
  • -
  • May 26 2011

Named and unnamed plaintiffs claiming to be U.S. and Chinese citizens who practice Falun Gong have filed a putative class action under the Alien Tort Claims Act, alleging that the defendants developed and made a surveillance system that the Chinese government used “to eavesdrop, tap and intercept communications, identify, and track Plaintiffs as Falun Gong members for the specific purpose of subjecting them to gross human rights abuses.”

U.S. Supreme Court: FOIA personal-privacy exemption applies to individuals not corporations

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 3 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) exemption barring the release of law enforcement records whose release “could reasonably be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy” is inapplicable to documents provided to a federal agency by a corporation

Illinois high court rules computer maker cannot compel arbitration

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 17 2011

The Supreme Court of Illinois has determined that an arbitration agreement that designated an arbitral forum which no longer accepts consumer arbitrations is not valid

Federal court denies computer maker’s motion to compel arbitration of design defect claim

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 2 2010

A federal court in New Jersey has determined that the arbitrator specified in the "Terms and Conditions of Sale" applicable to the purchase of a laptop computer was integral to the agreement and its unavailability precluded arbitration of a dispute between the parties to the agreement