On Friday, the Superior Court issued a decision that should serve both as a cautionary tale to attorneys as well as and a reminder that foreign corporations must register to do business in Pennsylvania to bring an action in its courts. See Drake Manufacturing Company, Inc. v. Polyflow, Inc., No. 959 WDA 2014 (Pa. Super. Ct., Jan. 23, 2015).
Last week, the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued an interesting decision involving the enforceability of an unsigned agreement to arbitrate.
Full Disclosure: This Blog Post is About Disclosures (and How They Can Help You Spend Less Money On E-discovery)
For many, initial disclosures are a routine part of discovery. Though not necessarily “sexy” and done at a preliminary phase of the case, these disclosures can and do have important consequences on how a case may proceed through discovery and, ultimately, to trial.
Following an order granting summary judgment in their favor, the “Board Member Defendants” notified the plaintiff that they would no longer contribute to the cost of storing 159 computers, but refused to consent to allowing Plaintiff to dispose of them, arguing that Plaintiff should be required to preserve the computers until “after the Ninth Circuit has ruled on its appeal and any trial has been completed.”
Discovery in litigation can be complicated and expensive, and electronic discovery is no exception. The preservation and production of electronically stored information presents…
E-Discovery Year-in-Review 2014: Panel at Gibbons Eighth Annual E-Discovery Conference Discusses Recent Developments, Issues, and Trends
On December 5, 2014, Gibbons hosted its Eighth Annual E-Discovery Conference. The day’s first session discussed the year’s significant developments and featured panelists Michael Arkfeld, Principal at Arkfeld & Associates, and two Gibbons E-Discovery Task Force members; Director Jennifer Hradil and Associate Michael Landis.
I am happy to report that there were no substantive changes to the Discovery Act. The only change to any of the discovery codes is C.C.P. Section 2025.510 which involves deposition transcripts.
In James v. National Financial LLC, C.A. 8931-VCL (Del Ch. Dec. 5,2014) the Court of Chancery outlined Delaware Counsel’s discovery obligations as well as the type of sanctions that may be imposed for not complying with those obligations.