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Lanier Law Firm Files Infringement Lawsuit Over E-mail Spam Patent

MARSHALL - The Lanier Law Firm has announced a patent infringement lawsuit filed on behalf of Longview, Texas-based InNova Patent Licensing LLC against a group of 36 corporate defendants accused of infringing an InNova patent that represents one of the cornerstones of e-mail communications ( InNova Patent...

Google Sues Interior Department Over E-Mail Bid Request

LOS ANGELES - (AP) Google is suing the U.S. Department of the Interior over a request for bids for a new e-mail and messaging solution it says favors rival Microsoft. The search giant filed the suit with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Friday. Full version available to lexis.com subscribers .

Judge: Lawyers Suing BP Over Spill Can See Engineer's E-Mails

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) Lead attorneys for people suing BP over last year's oil spill can view emails exchanged between a key engineer for the oil giant and his wife, a federal magistrate judge ruled Monday. Judge Sally Shushan said the marital privilege doctrine does not protect the emails Brian Morel...

E-mail E-Discovery - Can I Have Attachments With That Order?

By Dennis Kiker Abu Dhabi Comm. Bank v. Morgan Stanley , 2011 WL 3738979 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 18, 2011) presents an interesting, but, I would have thought, pretty simple question: When a party produces e-mail, must it also produce non-privileged attachments? In a well-researched and thorough recommendation...

Williams Mullen E-Discovery And Information Governance Team: 'No Harm, No Foul? No Way'

By Monica McCarroll and Stephen E. Anthony E.D. Va. Court issues adverse inference jury instruction for intentional bad faith deletion of emails despite the fact that many eventually were recovered from back-up tapes. The prompt issuance of litigation hold notice by counsel precluded default judgment...

Troutman Sanders LLP: Choosing a Unified Voice Messaging System: Data Security and E-Discovery Implications

The digital era has brought about changes to all forms of business communication, including voicemail. Historically, voicemail messages were stored on analog tapes, but, in the past decade, companies have increasingly utilized digital technology for their voicemail systems. Now, many companies have implemented...

Absent 'Reasonable Precautions,' Inadvertently Produced E-mails Lose Attorney-Client Protection

In a tough "horse is out of the barn" ruling, a federal court in Ohio held that the unintentional release of 347 e-mails that had been exchanged among members of a corporate litigant's in-house legal team constitutes a waiver of attorney-client privilege over those emails. Ruling in...

AbbeySpanier LLP: Email Privacy Rights Upheld Against Google

A district court in California joined a growing number of other courts in finding that Google may not hide behind the “ordinary course of business” exception found in the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”), 18 U.S.C. §§ 2510, et seq. , to scan its users’...