The United States Courts of Appeals along with the United States District Courts in the Seventh and Eighth Circuits are hosting the Second Annual Bill of Rights Day Contest.

The Contest is open to all students in grades 3-12 in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.  Students are

The Seventh Circuit Pilot Program on Electronic Discovery is hosting a complimentary webcast CLE discussing practical applications of data analytics in discovery on April 11, 2018 from 12 pm – 1:30 pm CT.

This program tackles one of the most complex, expensive and vilified parts of litigation – discovery – looking at ways to improve,

Earlier this month, President Trump appointed Northern District Judge St. Eve to the Seventh Circuit. Those that practice in the Northern District are, no doubt, familiar with her career trajectory. Judge St. Eve practiced at Davis Polk in New York before joining independent counsel Ken Starr’s Whitewater investigation where she distinguished herself as an investigator

First Classics, Inc. v. Jack Lake Prods., Inc., No. 17 C 1996, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jun. 1, 2017) (Cole, Mag. J.).

Judge Cole granted plaintiff’s motion to cancel the parties’ agreed settlement conference, but denied plaintiff’s motion for monetary sanctions without prejudice to refile its motion with more detail.

Because defendant refused to

Black & Decker Corp. v. Positec USA Inc., No. 11 C 5426, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Aug. 5, 2015) (Dow, J.).

Judge Dow denied defendant’s motion to strike plaintiff Black & Decker’s (“B&D”) jury demand as to their Lanham Act claim for defendant’s profits.

While the Lanham Act suggested the possibility of a jury

With amendments to the Federal Rules set to go into effect on December 1, the Seventh Circuit Pilot Program on Electronic Discovery is offering a CLE program on the e-discovery implications of the new rules on October 14 at 12pm CT.  Speakers include:

  • Judge Sheila Finnegan;
  • Nan Nolan (former Magistrate Judge and current JAMS mediator);

With a hat tip to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s coverage of the 7th Circuit Judicial Conference, Northern District Judges Durkin, St. Eve, and Tharp offered several valuable practice tips for litigating before federal courts, that apply as well for IP litigators as for any litigator.

Judge Durkin:

  • Reduce litigation costs.  For example, there

The Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Project and Seyfarth Shaw LLP are offering a free webinar (register here) on the discovery of social media April 5 from 12:00 – 1:15 central.  The program will focus on the particular issues with discovery of social media including:
  • The discoverability of social media
  • The preservation

The Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program is sponsoring a free e-discovery webinar on April 6, 2011 from noon until 1:30 pm CDT. This is the next in a series of e-discovery seminars sponsored by the local federal courts which have been excellent so far. Participation is limited to 1,500. So, sign up early — click here to register. Attendance for the past events has been impressive. 1.5 hours of MCLE credit have been applied for in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.
Here are the details of the webinar from the Northern District’s inviation:
What Everyone Should Know About the Mechanics of E-Discovery
April 6, 2011 – Noon – 1:30 p.m. (CDT)
Understanding the mechanics of electronic discovery is essential to your effectiveness in litigation and to fulfill your responsibility to your clients. The Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program, together with Merrill Corporation, has developed a program designed to assist you in mastering the e-discovery challenges of today’s litigation and to help you manage the preservation, retrieval and production of ESI through the e-discovery process. You will gain information including:
A basic understanding of the terminology unique to the realm of e-discovery.
The meaning of preservation and how to achieve this crucial obligation in an evolving technological landscape.
How to assess and manage the challenges of an e-discovery project.
A foundational understanding to help you identify potential e-discovery pitfalls and potential problems.

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The Seventh Circuit’s Electronic Discovery Committee is offering what appears to be an excellent CLE program, with one hour of Illinois credit, discussing when and how lawyers should communicate with their clients about e-discovery issues. Click here to register for the April 28, 2010 noon CT webinar. Here is the Committee’s description of the program:
“You and Your Clients: Communicating About E-Discovery, How to Talk to Your Clients about E-Discovery and the Application of the Seventh Circuit E-Discovery Principles” should not be missed. It will provide an in-depth discussion regarding the following topics:
When should communications regarding ESI begin with your client;
What are the categories of discoverable ESI you need to discuss;
How do you help your client assess where discoverable ESI might be stored;
What steps should be taken to preserve relevant ESI;
When (and if) backup tapes should be considered an ESI source that needs to be preserved/disclosed/produced;
How vendors can be used effectively in the collection/processing/production of ESI;
Practical approaches for the production of ESI; and
When to use and how to select an electronic discovery liaison.

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