Top News Stories of the Week – May 20

Oracle v. Google Trial Highlights Importance of Privilege Reviews. The copyright infringement trial between tech titans Oracle and Google may turn on one email that Google originally withheld under the lawyer-client privilege. Read more here.


Maricopa County Sheriff Facing Contempt, Possible Criminal Charges for Evidence Destruction, Violations of Court Orders. Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County (AZ) and three of his top commanders were held in contempt and are now facing criminal charges over violations of court orders and for wholesale destruction of electronically stored information. Read more here.


Facebook Hires U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal. Tech-savvy jurist Paul Grewal announced that he will step down from the bench next month and take a position heading up global litigation for Facebook. Read more here.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal, Northern District of California

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