Qualcomm V. Broadcom: Lessons In E-Discovery

Law360, New York (January 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- In Qualcomm Inc. v. Broadcom Corp., No. 05-cv-1958-B, slip op. (S.D. Cal. Jan. 7, 2008), the Court sanctioned Qualcomm and its attorneys for failure to produce key electronic documents. There is little doubt that the behavior of Qualcomm and its attorneys was egregious and warranted the severe sanctions imposed. However, the Qualcomm decision underscores two key issues for clients and their attorneys to keep in mind with respect to discovery.

First, the decision highlights the ever-increasing importance of electronic discovery. Indeed, the Court sanctioned Qualcomm and...
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