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    Court Shifts Costs of Discovery to Plaintiffs Prior to Class Certification

    Boeynaems v. LA Fitness Int’l, LLC, Nos. 10-2326, 11-2644, 2012 WL 3536306 (E.D.Pa. Aug. 16, 2012). In a case of first impression for the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, federal Judge Baylson shifted the costs of e-discovery to the Plaintiffs before deciding whether to grant a class certification. In Boeynaems, the […]

    10th Circuit Upholds School’s Use of Desk With Restraining Bars

    Ebonie S. v. Pueblo School District 60, 819 F.Supp.2d 1179 (D.Colo. 2011) In its August 28th, 2012 decision the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals held that a school’s use of a desk with restraining bars did not violate a disabled child’s constitutional rights. The case arose in a kindergarten special education classroom inPueblo,Colorado, when a […]

    Are My New York State Employees Exempt from Overtime Pay?

    The title of this post poses a question asked often by many of our clients.  Before delving into which employees are exempt from overtime pay, let’s take a look at the minimum pay requirements and what a regular work week entails for mostNew Yorkemployees. As of July 2009, the New York State Minimum Wage Act, […]

    Performing Boolean Searches in Adobe Reader Across Multiple PDF Files

    Being well-versed in e-discovery, friends and staff members often ask questions regarding various programs and their search capabilities. Through these conversations, it became apparent that a majority of computer users do not understand the full functionality that is built into Adobe Reader. As such, I decided to put together a quick blog post introducing a […]

    NYS Education Department Proposed Amendment Modifies “Safety Net” for Students with Disabilities

    On June 4, 2012, the NYS Education proposed an amendment to section 100.5 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education. The amendment relates to the “safety net” for students with disabilities seeking to graduate with a local high school diploma. In general, a course of study involves class attendance, homework assignments, quizzes, tests, and […]