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Courtney Ingraffia Barton, Esq.
Qualcomm Attorneys Sanctioned $8,568,633.24 for Discovery Abuses

In the on-going saga of Qualcomm v. Broadcom, a judge has ordered Qualcomm to pay Broadcom $8.5 million in attorneys fees and costs for the mishandling of discovery in the case. QUALCOMM INC v. BROADCOM CORP , 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 911 (S.D.Cal. 2008...

Tags: E-Discovery
Courtney Ingraffia Barton, Esq.
University of Baltimore to Hold Symposium on ESI

The University of Baltimore Law Review and Stephen L. Snyder Center for Litigation Skills at the University of Baltimore School of Law will be sponsoring a symposium on electronically stored information on March 13, 2008, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with a...

Tags: E-Discovery
Kenneth M. Lapine
Kenneth M. Lapine on In re Foreclosure Cases 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84011 (N.D. Ohio 2007)

This case dismissing numerous foreclosure actions for lack of standing because the lenders failed to establish a chain of title to the loans may provide troubled borrowers with an opportunity to seek accommodations with their lenders. In this commentary...

Tags: Subprime
Tim Shearer
Time for Court-Appointed Computer Forensics Technicians?

When U.S. Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola issues an opinion concerning e-discovery, litigators take notice. Judge Facciola, whose opinions may signal new directions in e-discovery law, was the author of McPeek v. Ashcroft , 202 F.R.D. 31 (D.D.C. 2001...

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Joan Grossman
Demonstrating Scienter Requirement in Subprime Securities Lawsuits

A recent ruling by U.S. Judge George H. Wu of the Central District of California indicates that shareholders may have difficulty in demonstrating the scienter requirement in subprime securities lawsuits. On Dec. 4, Judge Wu dismissed the second amended...

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Eric E Bensen
The Patent Reform Act of 2007

The Patent Reform Act of 2007, potentially the first major reform of the patent laws in more than 50 years, would leave virtually no aspect of a patent practice untouched. Driven by concerns about patent quality and excessive litigation, the Act can plainly...