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Spoliation Sanctions Urged in Chair Defect Case (access required)

Starbucks, which claims plaintiff distributor sold it defective “Carlo” design chairs for its California stores, was on notice to preserve allegedly defective chairs in October 2013, after customer complaints of chair failures prompted Starbucks to remove the chairs, and the ...

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Court Compels ESI Production in USERRA Suit (access required)

A former sheriff’s deputy who alleges she was discriminated against and ultimately terminated in violation of USERRA after her multiple deployments and effects thereof is entitled to electronically stored information from seven custodians of defendant sheriff’s office, based on identified ...

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Judge blasts lawyers for attempt to seal settlement (access required)

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A federal judge in a medical malpractice wrongful death action berated lawyers for both sides for trying to keep settlement terms under wraps. U.S. District Judge Michael F. Urbanski on Jan. 28 said he was “appalled” to learn that attorneys ...

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Contractor Must Sue in South Korea (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court dismisses an aerospace service company’s contract action against defendant, concluding that defendant “company” is an arm of the South Korean government and the contracts’ forum selection clause requires suit in South Korea. Plaintiff Coastal Mechanics ...

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