E-Discovery

 
 
  • Conservative Groups Challenge State AG Privilege Claims In Climate Cases

    Two right-leaning groups are challenging privilege claims by state attorneys general in climate matters, including regulation of CO2 emissions. The state AGs in Michigan, Vermont and Washington are applying “the common interest doctrine,” says an analysis in...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • Privilege Upheld For In-House Investigation, Despite Previous “Summary” Release

    The senior in-house counsel of a major defense contractor seemed to have covered the bases when it came to insuring privilege for an internal investigation conducted under her aegis. The subject of the inquiry was an employee,...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • Protecting Electronic Devices At The Border

    A recent episode involving a cell phone search at the border got a lot of media attention, seen primarily through the lens of politics, but what happened bears attention from any attorney who needs to travel internationally....

    • Posted 3 months ago
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  • Corporate Investigations: What A New Survey Tells Us

    Being subject to investigations has become a fact of corporate life, and investigations are expected to become more common, according to a recent survey of legal and compliance professionals. Among the drivers of this trend are increased...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • E-Discovery Lesson For Slack Users

    Philip Favro, writing on the Driven Inc. Blog, looked back on key cases from 2019 and the lessons they offer going forward. The first one he examines is Calendar Research LLC v. StubHub, Inc., a California case....

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Privilege Caution When In-House Attorney Is 30(b)(6) Witness

    In the Northern District of Illinois, a court ruled that a company must produce privileged documents that an in-house attorney used to refresh her memory prior to being deposed as a 30(b)(6) witness. The key here was...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Have Algorithms Gotten A Bad Rap?

    Sendhil Mullainathan, a professor of behavioral and computational science at the University of Chicago, is the co-author of two studies that document the extent to which racial bias influences institutional decision-making. In one study, pairs of resumes...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Managing Mountains of Data: Q&A with H5

    Identifying and retaining data that has business value is critical, but that same data can pose risks. Today’s General Counsel interviewed Sheila Mackay and Karla Wehbe of the technology services firm H5 on how to manage these...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Years of ADA Shakedowns Alleged, And A Law Firm Settles

    A Silicon Valley law firm has settled a lawsuit alleging that it was shaking down small businesses by filing lawsuits for minor and in some cases bogus ADA violations and then extracting settlements.

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Negotiating Second Request Discovery

    A Hart Scott Rodino Second Request can be a major impediment to the completion of an M&A deal, and compliance can be a challenge. It requires an organization to process, review and then produce large quantities of...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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