As a practice, e-discovery involves professionals from a variety of disciplines. For this case law review, we spoke with professionals who play different roles in the e-discovery process to identify three case law rulings from 2018 that stood out in the impact they have on how e-discovery is practiced today.
Ownership of Shifting Beaches
Brokerage Commission Provision Expired
Adverse Possession/Tennis Court
Deed Obtained by False Pretenses
Negative Declaration/Time Bar
No Estoppel Against Village
Denial of Area Variance
Prior Judgment Does Not Bar Breach Claim
Accommodation of Disabilities
Right to Rooftop Space
On March 7, 1994, the U.S. Supreme Court decided for the first time that a parody may be a copyright fair use. In the 25 years that followed, the High Court’s unanimous 9-0 ruling in Campbell v. Acuff-Rose Inc., has been cited in more than 500 court decisions. But the Supreme Court’s pronouncement left questions and controversies in its wake.
The Ninth Circuit decided that a group of African-American-owned television networks can pursue racial discrimination claims against Charter Communications Inc., the nation’s third-largest cable provider.
Jonathan S. Feld, Eric Klein and Andrew VanEgmond
The FCA is not a model of clarity. In a certiorari petition in United States ex rel. Hunt v. Cochise Consultancy, the U.S. Supreme Court will address an area of uncertainty that has led to a three-way circuit split regarding the FCA’s statute of limitations. Depending on the outcome, FCA defendants could end up facing even more claims up to a decade old or, alternatively, have a new limitation on FCA actions upon which to rely.
Robert J. Bernstein and Robert W. Clarida
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently issued a long-awaited ruling in Capitol Records LLC v. ReDigi Inc., affirming summary judgment in favor of Capitol Records and its record label co-plaintiffs in a case that raised issues of first impression concerning first sale and fair use in the age of digital music distribution.
Joseph I. Farca
Why Commercial Fraud Claims Sometimes Fail, and the Importance of Due Diligence
If a court decision called you “sophisticated,” it was probably not intended as a compliment, but instead signaled the death knell of your fraud claim.