E-Discovery

 
 
  • Spoliation Sanctions Can Dwarf What The Case Is Worth

    A ruling from the Second Circuit Court earlier this year is a cautionary tale about the importance of implementing sound legal hold and production practices even in smaller cases. The value of this case in terms of...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Bridging The Gap Between IT & Legal

    In an e-discovery project, IT and Legal personnel need to work together as seamlessly and smoothly as possible. That can be a challenge, given they come from two different worlds in terms of professional backgrounds and communication...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Turning E-Discovery Concepts into Practice

    Robert Keeling, Esq., Co-Chair of the E-Discovery Group at Sidley Austin, offered advice to legal departments and law firms that aren’t getting the results they expect from predictive coding, in a recent edTalk sponsored by Exterro, Inc....

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • The Search for a Cure for E-Discovery Addiction

    Poor information governance practices placed businesses on a collision course with long-standing discovery practices, leading to an inflection point in 2003, when the first of many holdings that resulted in sanctions and significant awards was issued based...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Privilege Lost For “Underlying Documents” When Report Is Made Public

    When a school board released a lawyer’s report about alleged sexual assaults by members of a high school basketball team, it had no desire to release the interviews and communications that...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Don’t Push Send

    Every day, attorneys transmit spreadsheets, documents and PDFs, to courts and adversaries, to third parties, and to clients. Either they intend to transmit only after “scrubbing,” or else they don’t believe the documents contain important hidden data....

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Protective Orders in Litigation

    What are the limits of public access to the courts? In this Today’s General Counsel article, attorney Cristin K. Traylor considers this increasingly vexing question – increasingly vexing for two reasons: because the volume of information typically...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Protective Orders in Litigation

    Public access to court documents is firmly rooted in U.S. history. However, this practice started back when litigants produced a minimal number of documents and privacy concerns were nonexistent. Today, parties to a case can produce hundreds...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • In-House Privilege “More Difficult” Says Fed Court

    A recent decision from a federal district court in Louisiana provides a “ short but instructive privilege opinion for in-house lawyers,” writes Todd Presnell in his Presnell on Privileges blog. Privilege is more difficult to apply in-house,...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • Court Oks Privilege For Non-Attorney Emails

    A recent opinion from the Northern District of Illinois sided with defendant Experian, in a case where a plaintiff wanted to see email exchanges involving Experian non-attorney employees. The question in this matter devolved, in part, to...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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