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Civil Practice — Discovery – Internet Browser History – Lack of Retention Policy – Automatic Deletion – Rule 37(e) (access required)

Eshelman v. Puma Biotechnology, Inc. (Lawyers Weekly No. 002-033-17, 21 pp.) (Robert Jones Jr., USMJ) 7:16-cv-00018; E.D.N.C. Holding: Where defendant had no document retention/destruction policy and was unaware of Google Chrome’s default deletion of web history after 90 days, plaintiff ...

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Domestic Relations — Equitable Distribution – Civil Practice – Necessary Party – Closely Held Corporation & LLCs (access required)

Geoghagan v. Geoghagan (Lawyers Weekly No. 011-194-17, 9 pp.) (Linda McGee, J.) Appealed from Mecklenburg County District Court (Alicia Brooks, J.) N.C. App. Holding: The parties’ equitable distribution order required that, until the plaintiff-husband paid a distributive award, he could ...

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