Publication | Business Law Attorneys
Poole & Shaffery, LLP
Issue 81 | May 2023

Litigation Holds Require Holding Onto Instant Communications

A U.S. District Court recently sanctioned Google for failure to preserve evidence after finding that Google inadequately preserved communications exchanged internally on their Google Chat systems. As a result, Google was ordered to cover the Plaintiff’s attorneys’ fees and costs in bringing the Rule 37 motion.

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By:  John H. Shaffery

Ninth Circuit Clarifies when California Law Applies in Federal Cases With Respect to Attorneys’ Fee Requests

A lawsuit brought by Indian Tribes against the State of California pursuant to the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (“IGRA”) resulted in a ruling wherein the State was found to have violated IGRA by failing to negotiate in good faith with the Tribes.

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By:  Jason A. Benkner

State of California Agrees to $3 Million Settlement to Resolve Fatal Accident That Occurred in Construction Zone

Dangerous Condition of Public Property

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