17 Cited authorities

  1. Chambers v. Nasco, Inc.

    501 U.S. 32 (1991)   Cited 7,493 times   13 Legal Analyses
    Holding that courts "may bar from the courtroom a criminal defendant who disrupts a trial" may "assess attorney fees when a party has acted in bad faith, vexatiously, wantonly, or for oppressive reasons," and "may act sua sponte to dismiss a suit for failure to prosecute"
  2. Fink v. Gomez

    239 F.3d 989 (9th Cir. 2001)   Cited 695 times
    Holding sanctions can be imposed for recklessness "coupled with an improper purpose"
  3. Federal Trade Commission v. Affordable Media, LLC

    179 F.3d 1228 (9th Cir. 1999)   Cited 320 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Holding that contempt has to be proved by clear and convincing evidence
  4. Go-Video, Inc. v. Motion Picture Ass'n of America

    10 F.3d 693 (9th Cir. 1993)   Cited 290 times
    Holding that a protective order should be read in a reasonable and common sense manner so that its prohibitions are connected to its purpose
  5. Pac. Pictures Corp. v. U.S. Dist. Court for the Cent. Dist. of California (In re Pac. Pictures Corp.)

    679 F.3d 1121 (9th Cir. 2012)   Cited 115 times   3 Legal Analyses
    Holding that “victim” did not have common legal interest with the government due to a “shared desire to see the same outcome in a legal matter”—i.e., a conviction; “[i]nstead, the parties must make the communication in pursuit of a joint strategy in accordance with some form of agreement—whether written or unwritten”
  6. Aloe Vera of America, Inc. v. United States

    376 F.3d 960 (9th Cir. 2004)   Cited 59 times
    Holding that, in light of the violations of a court order, "the district court did not abuse its discretion in imposing sanctions in the amount of [the opposing party's] attorneys' fees and costs incurred as a direct result of th[o]se violations"
  7. In re Crystal Palace Gambling Hall, Inc.

    817 F.2d 1361 (9th Cir. 1987)   Cited 94 times
    Holding that a court may adjudge the party in contempt when a party disobeys a specific and definite court order
  8. On Command Video Corp. v. LodgeNet Entertainment Corp.

    976 F. Supp. 917 (N.D. Cal. 1997)   Cited 28 times
    Finding that "Plaintiff's use of protected information to file a separate state court lawsuit—as opposed to this litigation—is tantamount to no compliance at all" and holding the plaintiff in civil contempt.
  9. In re Grand Jury Subpoena

    646 F.3d 159 (4th Cir. 2011)   Cited 9 times
    Stating standard of review for a motion to quash
  10. Information Resources, Inc. v. Dun & Bradstreet Corp.

    999 F. Supp. 591 (S.D.N.Y. 1998)   Cited 16 times
    Holding that plaintiff waived work-product protection by offering the materials to various government agencies for purposes of persuading the agencies to institute suit against defendants, noting that "the plaintiff and the government authorities were neither adversaries nor allies when the documents were submitted
  11. Rule 26 - Duty to Disclose; General Provisions Governing Discovery

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 26   Cited 72,226 times   539 Legal Analyses
    Adopting Fed.R.Civ.P. 37
  12. Rule 37 - Failure to Make Disclosures or to Cooperate in Discovery; Sanctions

    Fed. R. Civ. P. 37   Cited 36,193 times   237 Legal Analyses
    Holding that a party may be barred from using a witness if it fails to disclose the witness
  13. Section 2019.210 - Action alleging misappropriation of trade secret

    Cal. Civ. Proc. Code § 2019.210   Cited 125 times   24 Legal Analyses
    Requiring that a plaintiff "identify the trade secret with reasonable particularity"