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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 3 Oct 2016

Federal judge refuses to grant class certification concerning fraud claims, but certifies class of warranty claims in flushable wipes litigation

The Northern District of Ohio in Meta, et al. V. Target, et al. No. 4:14-CV-832, denied class certification for a class of consumers who brought a

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 26 Jan 2016

U.S. Supreme Court: companies cannot moot class action litigation through generous settlement offers to individual plaintiffs

The Supreme Court struck a blow to companies attempting to avoid costly class action lawsuits in a recent decision holding that a defendant cannot

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 30 Nov 2015

Setback for plaintiff in class action suit against Tito’s Vodka

Manufacturers of consumer products have reason to toast following last month's decision by a federal judge in Cincinnati cutting off a consumer class

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 18 Jul 2013

Litigation: sanctions for spoliation of evidence

Spoliation of evidence occurs when an individual or entity violates its duty to preserve relevant evidence. A finding of spoliation will often result

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 5 Jul 2013

Out of sight, out of mind

We previously addressed the scope of the duty to preserve. Once you determine when the duty to preserve commenced, you need to identify what needs to

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 26 Jun 2013

Be careful what you say

In its simplest terms, a legal hold (also known as a litigation hold, preservation order, suspension order, freeze notice, hold notice or hold order)

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 11 Jun 2013

When does a company have a duty to preserve evidence?

There is no consensus among state or federal courts on the standards that govern preservation and spoliation issues. Yet, whether and when a company

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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 6 Mar 2013

Caution: recent case highlights importance of broad, early preservation efforts

A company may discard data, documents or records in the ordinary course of its business. But routine destruction of information that may be relevant

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