Author Archives: Michael J. Leegan

The More At Stake, the More You Must Pay To Produce Electronic Discovery For Plaintiff

In Juster Acquisition Co., LLC v. North Hudson Sewerage Authority, 2013 U.S. Dist. Lexis 18372 (Feb. 11, 2013), U.S. Magistrate Judge Hammer found that in applying the Zubulake factors for fee shifting in electronic discovery disputes, the importance of the issues at stake in the litigation and the relative benefits to the parties obtaining the information are not dispositive, but that the costs of discovery as compared to the amount in controversy and the cumulative and duplicative nature of the discovery may tip the…

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Personal Injury Settlements & Medicare Set-Asides: Unresolved Issues

For those working in the field of personal injury, no matter as an attorney, insurance carrier, self-insurer, or litigant, the fear of the unknown regarding when Medicare set-asides are applicable strikes great fear in all of us.  Unfortunately, there has been no legal precedent to help guide us through this process until the recent unpublished decision of Judge Dickinson R. Debevoise of the United States District Court District of New Jersey in the matter of Sipler v. Trans AM Trucking, Inc., et al., Civ. No.…

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