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Discovery, Cannibalization, or Both: How Digitization Affects Demand for Physical Copies

Abhishek Nagaraj & Imke Reimers, Digitization and the Demand for Physical Works: Evidence from the Google Books Project (2019), available at SSRN. Christopher J. Buccafusco From 2004 until 2009, the Google Books Project (GBP) digitized thousands of books from the collection … Continue reading

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District Court Dismisses Complaint with Prejudice for Plaintiff’s Failure to Participate in Discovery and for Failure to Comply with Court Orders

In this patent infringement action, the defendant moved to dismiss the plaintiff’s complaint for the plaintiff’s failure to participate in discovery and for ignoring several court orders. The motion explained that dismissal sanctions were appropriate in the light of, among … Continue reading

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Georgia Supreme Court Reverses Discovery Sanction for Party’s Failure to Preserve Evidence

Parties in a personal injury case have to take great care in maintaining evidence that may be relevant to the case, even if litigation has not yet begun. In one recent case before Georgia’s Supreme Court, the Court considered whether … Continue reading

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The Internet of Things: A Discovery Nightmare

In a meeting this week, Julie Lafargue, who recently joined MBLB as a member, encountered a “smart coffee cup,” touted by its manufacturer as “the leader in temperature control technology” which is “changing the way the world eats and drinks … Continue reading

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Court orders plaintiff in FMLA lawsuit to produce private social media content in discovery

By Brian Hall In many employment cases, the parties engage in a battle over content in the plaintiff’s private social media accounts. The recent decision from the U.S. District Court in Eastern District of Michigan in Robinson v. MGM Grand … Continue reading

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