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Northern District Of Illinois Updates Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project
Beginning last month, the Northern District of Illinois (or the "Court") modified its Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot Project (the "Pilot Project") in ways that should come as a relief to corporate
United States
17 Jan 2019
Common Sense Prevails In The UK's Battle Over Legal Professional Privilege
As a result of this decision, English law in relation to privilege is now far more closely aligned to that in the US.
6 Sep 2018
PTAB Admonishes Mohawk Tribe On Repeated Missteps
Earlier this week I discussed the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe's discovery request directed to the Board's internal practices, personnel policies, and communications; yesterday, the Board responded.
United States
8 Jan 2018
Federal Court Upholds Attorney-Client Privilege For Mutual Fund Independent Trustees
In a decision affirming the importance of the attorney-client privilege in the mutual fund board setting, an Illinois federal court ruled on April 25, 2017 that fund shareholders were not entitled to...
United States
3 May 2017
Fourth Circuit Holds False Claims Act Relators Cannot Use Facts Learned By Their Attorney In A Previous Case To Defeat The FCA's Public Disclosure Bar
The Fourth Circuit held that the a complaint that is "based on" relators' attorney's work on a prior dismissed FCA action triggers the False Claims Act's public disclosure bar.
United States
6 Sep 2016
English High Court Approves The Use Of Predictive Coding
In addition, the court suggested the use of appropriate "checks and balances" should be implemented to ensure the transparency and reliability of the disclosure process.
23 Feb 2016
Legal Advice Privilege – HK Court Of Appeal Steers Away From Three Rivers
On June 29, 2015, the Court of Appeal of the HKSAR handed down an important judgment relating to legal advice privilege.
Hong Kong
6 Jul 2015
Play Nice: Recent eDiscovery Decision Emphasizes Consistent Cooperation
Since Magistrate Judge Leen denied a late request to use predictive coding in a case before her, the e-discovery world is still abuzz over certain language in her ruling.
United States
25 Jun 2014
Litigation Attorneys Author Article On Limiting Discovery...
Government enforcement partner Kirsten Mayer and litigation associates Tom Sutcliffe and Zach Golden authored an article entitled "Court Affirms Judicial Authority to Limit Discovery in False Claims Suits."
United States
23 Aug 2013
New Rules At The ITC Target Efficiency, Require Caution
The U.S. International Trade Commission recently issued two sets of final rules, which may substantively alter ITC practice on a going-forward basis.
United States
17 Jul 2013
First Circuit Affirms District Court’s Discretion To Limit The Scope Of Discovery In False Claims Act Case
Last month, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in United States ex rel. Duxbury v. Ortho Biotech Products, L.P., No. 12-2141, 2013 WL 2501930 (1st Cir. June 12, 2013) ("Duxbury II") affirmed the district court’s limitation of discovery concerning publicly disclosed False Claims Act ("FCA") allegations to the time period and geographic region over which relator qualified as an original source.
United States
10 Jul 2013
Delaware Court Of Chancery Rules Reverse Triangular Mergers Do Not Result In Assignments By Operation Of Law
On Friday, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ordered en banc review to address long-standing questions regarding the standard of review for claim construction in patent cases.
United States
20 Mar 2013
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