E-Discovery

 
 
  • Ancient Documents, Hearsay and Upcoming Changes

    Controlling the burgeoning costs of e-discovery was a prime driver behind the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Under the radar during the same time period, there was activity by the Judicial Conference Advisory...

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    Proposed Law A Game-Changer For IoT Security

    Taking a backdoor approach to a looming cybersecurity problem, legislation proposed by a bipartisan group of senators would impose significant obligations on government contractors who supply an “internet-connected device.” An analysis of the Internet of Things (IoT)...

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    Finding An E-Discovery Smoking Gun

    In e-discovery, you never know where you’re going to find the proverbial smoking gun. It could be in a smartphone app, a cloud-hosted third-party service or a long-forgotten thumb drive. An article in Today’s General Counsel look...

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    AI Poised to Make Big Inroads In Law

    In a world that’s increasingly characterized by automation, the legal industry is trying to figure out what it looks like to automate without sacrificing “the quality and attention to detail that’s required in sensitive legal matters,” writes...

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    Dead Weight: How To Undo A Legal Hold

    It sounds simple but it can get complicated. One complication: overlapping holds, and “lack of clarity around what ESI is on hold and also how each hold is associated with its parent matter.” The larger problem is...

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    Privilege Allowed For A Litigation Support Specialist

    A federal court ruled that a woman who worked under the general counsel of a collection agency as a “litigation support specialist” was protected by privilege. In a putative class action filed under the Fair Credit Reporting...

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    How Insourcing E-Discovery Affects Law Departments And Firms

    Insourcing of e-discovery and other legal functions is more than a trend. It constitutes a major shift in the legal market. Exterro’s 2016 In-House Legal Benchmarking Report found that 77 percent of those surveyed conducted at least...

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  • Creative Places to Find a Smoking Gun

    When it comes to electronic discovery, you never know where the proverbial smoking gun might be hiding. It could be in a smartphone app, a cloud-hosted third-party service or a long-forgotten thumb drive. This article explores several...

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  • Ten Ways to Improve Your Arbitration Clause

    Companies can do better for themselves than the typical boilerplate in the arbitration provisions of their consumer and business contracts, according to attorneys Dawn M. Johnson and Abby L. Risner. “If a specific issue is not addressed...

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    Legal Competence And The Role Of Technological Expertise

    In addition to understanding the technology of their client’s business, lawyers need to understand the technology that is part of their own practice. A majority of states have now adopted some version of the ABA model rule...

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