Posts Tagged ‘electronic discovery’

Should the Definition of Judicial Competence Include Proficiency in Technology?

Should the Definition of Judicial Competence Include Proficiency in Technology?

Is it only up to the lawyers to “understand the risks and benefits of technology?” Or, should the definition of judicial competence be updated to include an understanding of technology?


Government Edition: The Week’s Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery

Government Edition: The Week's Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery

This week’s newsletter highlights five key posts on information governance and electronic discovery that are presented to inform and update legal and information technology professionals.


Current Listing of States That Have Enacted E-Discovery Rules

Current Listing of States That Have Enacted E-Discovery Rules

More and more states are adopting statutes and court rules addressing the discovery of electronically stored information. Here is a current list with links to the relevant provisions.


Training Edition: The Week’s Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery

Training Edition: The Week's Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery

This week’s newsletter highlights five key posts on information governance and electronic discovery that are presented to inform and update legal and information technology professionals.


The Need for Speed? The Impact of eDiscovery Training (Cartoon and Clip)

The Need for Speed? The Impact of eDiscovery Training  (Cartoon and Clip)

This week our cartoon and clip highlights one impact of training on the practice of eDiscovery (cartoon). It also provides a link to one of the most comprehensive eDiscovery training programs available to eDiscovery practitioners (clip).


The Inc. 5000: 18 eDiscovery Enablers on the 2015 List

The Inc. 5000: 18 eDiscovery Enablers on the 2015 List

Based on a website review of this year’s Inc. 5000, the following list provides a quick, non-all inclusive reference of some of the eDiscovery enablers that have been included in the 2015 list. The sortable list includes the provider’s name, 2015 Inc. 5000 ranking (#), three year revenue growth (%), 2014 revenue ($) and industry categorization.


84 Ways to Increase Your Impact in eDiscovery

84 Ways to Increase Your Impact in eDiscovery

One of the greatest challenges facing legal professionals today is mastering the ever expanding body of knowledge in the discipline of eDiscovery.  While there are many ways to attempt to address this challenge, one of the most effective approaches is to truly establish a comprehensive and holistic baseline understanding of eDiscovery from both a legal […]


Zapproved Releases Third Annual Legal Hold and Data Preservation Benchmark Survey

Zapproved Releases Third Annual Legal Hold and Data Preservation Benchmark Survey

“Legal hold and data preservation practices still represent an area of potential risk and rising costs for many organizations,” said Brad Harris, Vice President of Products at Zapproved.


File Analysis Edition: The Week’s Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery

File Analysis Edition: The Week's Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery

This week’s newsletter highlights five key posts on information governance and electronic discovery that are presented to inform and update legal and information technology professionals.


eDiscovery Efficiency: Two (Power) Points of View (Cartoon and Clip)

eDiscovery Efficiency: Two (Power) Points of View (Cartoon and Clip)

Regularly we read, see, and hear about the challenges and costs associated with the discipline of eDiscovery. From pragmatic challenges to considerate considerations, experts and commentators alike have cogent views on efficiency in eDiscovery. These experts and commentators are also quite active in persuading and dissuading others in regard to their point view.


LDiscovery Announces Acquisition of Credence Corporation

LDiscovery Announces Acquisition of Credence Corporation

LDiscovery, LLC, a leading provider of eDiscovery services and Information Governance solutions, today announced its acquisition of Credence Corporation, a Fort Lauderdale based eDiscovery and managed services provider.


The Admissibility of Google Maps GPS Evidence

The Admissibility of Google Maps GPS Evidence

For decades, some judges have expressed skepticism about electronic evidence based on the supposed ease with which it can be manipulated.


FTC Issues Revised Model Second Request and Merger Review Best Practices

FTC Issues Revised Model Second Request and Merger Review Best Practices

On August 4, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a revised Model Request for Additional Information and Documentary Material and a list of best practices for merger investigations.


5 Steps to Keep Your Social Media Endorsements Out of FTC Crosshairs

5 Steps to Keep Your Social Media Endorsements Out of FTC Crosshairs

While social media has its own methods of operation, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) rules must be taken into account when handling these promotions.


CA Judicial Committee Says Lawyers Have Ethical Responsibility to eDiscovery

CA Judicial Committee Says Lawyers Have Ethical Responsibility to eDiscovery

“While eDiscovery may be relatively new to the legal profession, an attorney’s core ethical duty of competence remains constant.”


File Analysis Paralysis? Annual Market Guide Update From Gartner

File Analysis Paralysis? Annual Market Guide Update From Gartner

Published on August 4, 2015, the second annual Gartner Market Guide for File Analysis Software (G00271713) provides information technology and business professionals with information and insight into more efficient, less costly and less risky ways to manage what is generally regarded as unstructured data through the use of file analysis software.


E-Discovery Update: Nonresponsive Attachments – In or Out?

E-Discovery Update: Nonresponsive Attachments – In or Out?

In electronic discovery, this presents the question of whether a party must produce electronically stored information (ESI) in “families” or whether it is permissible to remove nonresponsive attachments prior to production.


eDiscovery: A Hot Investment? (Cartoon and Clip)

eDiscovery: A Hot Investment? (Cartoon and Clip)

Provided as a non-comprehensive overview of over 100 key and publicly announced eDiscovery related mergers, acquisitions and investments since 2001, the following listing highlights key industry activities through the lens of announcement date, acquired company, acquiring or investing company and acquisition amount (if known).


I’d Tell You My Keywords, But Then I’d Just Have to Cull You

I’d Tell You My Keywords, But Then I’d Just Have to Cull You

In some cases keyword collections may be as risky as in the complex Biomet case, but may still be necessary because of the proportionality constraints of the case. The law does not require unreasonably excessive search and review, and what is reasonable in a particular case depends on the facts of the case, including its value.


It May Be A Lawyer Doing Work At A Law Firm…But Don’t Call It ‘Legal Work’

It May Be A Lawyer Doing Work At A Law Firm…But Don't Call It 'Legal Work'

Are these document review lawyers performing ‘legal work’? The answer may depend on who you ask and why you’re asking, but if you ask the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, they will tell you “no.”


If I Sue My Employer Can They Access My Private Social Media Account?

If I Sue My Employer Can They Access My Private Social Media Account?

The discovery of social media content is allowed when it will likely lead to admissible evidence in the instant case. Specifically in an employment lawsuit, social media content relating to a party’s workplace conduct and state of mind at the time of the alleged events is discoverable information.


Calculating the Size of the Opaque eDiscovery Market

Calculating the Size of the Opaque eDiscovery Market

Estimating the size of the eDiscovery market is notoriously difficult, which helps explain why there have been three vastly different recent estimates of its size.


To Save Money Later, Take Steps Now to Prepare for E-Discovery

To Save Money Later, Take Steps Now to Prepare for E-Discovery

While having lawyers that are experienced with e-discovery is important, their hands will be tied unless the client has taken steps to prepare for e-discovery.


Vacation Reading Edition: The Week’s Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery

Vacation Reading Edition: The Week's Five Great Reads on Information Governance and eDiscovery

This week’s newsletter highlights five key posts on information governance and electronic discovery that are presented to inform and update legal and information technology professionals.