Tagged: ESI

Takeda Part Two: Destroy Evidence, Pay the Price — Eli Lilly and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Get Hit For $9 Billion Punitive Damages Verdict 0

Takeda Part Two: Destroy Evidence, Pay the Price — Eli Lilly and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Get Hit For $9 Billion Punitive Damages Verdict

Recently, in In re Actos (Pioglitazone) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 11-2299, a Louisiana federal jury awarded $9 billion in punitive damages against Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. (“Takeda”) and Eli Lilly & Co. (“Lilly”). The verdict was delivered on the heels of Judge Rebecca Doherty’s January opinion, which lambasted Takeda for failing to (1) enforce its own litigation hold and (2) follow its document retention procedures, which led to the destruction of relevant evidence that Judge Doherty found would have likely been beneficial for the plaintiffs’ case.

The Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology presents “The 2011 Federal Circuit Year in Review” 0

The Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology presents “The 2011 Federal Circuit Year in Review”

On October 3, The Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology will host its annual “Federal Circuit Year in Review” event at Seton Hall Law School. Ralph A. Dengler, Counsel to the Gibbons Intellectual Property Department, along with a panel of practitioners and jurists, including Chief Judge Brown and District Judge Simandle of the District of New Jersey, will review and discuss the Federal Circuit’s key decisions from 2011, and their practical and future implications for the bar. These discussions will include cases involving damages; inequitable conduct; jurisdiction and venue; licensing; patentability of business methods; and preservation of ESI in anticipation of litigation, among other topics.

How Useful is Facebook’s “Download Your Information” Feature in E-Discovery? 0

How Useful is Facebook’s “Download Your Information” Feature in E-Discovery?

In October 2010, Facebook announced a new Download Your Information (“DYI”) feature, billed as “an easy way to quickly download to your computer everything you’ve ever posted on Facebook and all your correspondences with friends: your messages, wall posts, photos, status updates and profile information.” The Facebook announcement included a short video detailing how to use the feature. Cnet TV has a more in-depth video. Craig Ball also wrote an article about this feature in the February 23, 2011 issue of Law Technology News.