Continuing a trend among other courts, a recent ruling from U.S.D.C., Middle District of Louisiana, recognized the discoverability of plaintiff’s social media postings.  Baxter v. Anderson, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 110687 (M.D. La. Aug. 18, 2016).  In Baxter, Magistrate Judge Bourgeois addressed the discoverability of social media in a recent discovery ruling on

Is a defendant entitled to rummage through the desk drawers and closets in a plaintiff’s home as part of discovery in a civil case? Most would agree this is beyond the scope of standard discovery.

A United States District Court Judge used this logic to limit the discovery of plaintiff’s social media accounts when the

The United States District Court, Northern District of California, offered some additional guidance regarding what a party must do, and by when, in terms of its preservation obligation. Commenting that Judge Scheindlin “woke up the legal world from its electronic discovery slumber in the Zubulake series,” and that most parties have gotten the basic message

In Apple Inc. v. Samsung, et al., the United States District Court for the Northern District of California reiterated the importance of preserving electronically stored information.  The court held that Samsung’s failure to disable its auto-delete function for employee e-mails demonstrated a conscious disregard for its obligation to preserve evidence.  The court sanctioned Samsung

The Louisiana Supreme Court has, once again, affirmed the constitutionality of the statutory cap for damages in Medical Malpractice cases.  On March 13, 2012, the Court reiterated its prior holding that the cap is constitutional and applicable to all qualified healthcare providers under the Medical Malpractice Act, including nurse practitioners.  The statutory cap on damages

As most are aware, the Third Circuit Court of Appeal in Lake Charles recently ruled the medical malpractice cap unconstitutional.  The decision will be reviewed by the Louisiana Supreme Court, a process that could take anywhere from three to twelve months.  In the meantime, the cap is still applicable.

By comparison, the majority of states 

In a three-two decision released today, the Third Circuit has ruled that the $500,000 cap on medical malpractice damages is unconstitutional as failing to provide an “adequate remedy” for plaintiffs as guaranteed under the provisions of La. Const. Art. 1, sec.22.

The opinion was written by Judge Elizabeth A. Pickett, with Judges Billy Ezell concurring