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Kassem v. Martin

Kassem v. Martin

Case Date: 12/20/2017
Citation: Kassem v. Martin, Case No: 5:15–cv–623–Oc–30PRL, 2017 WL 6512549 (M.D. Fla. Dec. 20, 2017)
Court Type: Federal District
Court: Middle District of Florida (M.D. Fla.)
Judge: Federal Magistrate Judge: Philip R. Lammens

Ahead of sanctions hearings, Plaintiff moved to dismiss or deny potential sanctions and Defendant moved to review the content of an email account.


The Court denied Plaintiff’s motion to dismiss or deny potential sanctions, as Plaintiff had access to Defendant Connor’s personal email and shared the contents of the email with others, including Plaintiff’s paralegal. The Court found this conduct sanctionable. Additionally, the Court granted Defendant’s motion to review the contents of an email account since Plaintiff failed to establish attorney-client privilege, and any potential attorney-client privilege was waived when a third party not part of the litigation team received communications.

Relevant Documents:

Motion to Review the Content of Email Account (Doc. 165)

Response in Opposition to Examine Email Account (Doc. 172)

Order on Motion to Examine (Doc. 173)

E-Discovery Issues: Motion for Sanctions
E-discovery Tags: Communication/Cooperation, Email, Possession or Control, Privilege, Sanctions
E-discovery subjects: Email

Published: January 3rd, 2018

Category: Uncategorized

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