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Integrating Structured Data Into the E-Discovery Process

by Exterro, Inc. on

As data volumes increase and become more complex, having an integrated e-discovery environment where systems and data sources are automatically syncing information and exchanging data with e-discovery applications has become...more

Joint Defense Agreements Are Not Protected By The Attorney-Client Privilege

by Brooks Pierce on

Why would any lawyer think that his Joint Defense Agreement, entered into with a co-defendant, was protected from production by the attorney-client privilege? Well, the lawyer for one of the Defendants In AP Atlantic, Inc.,...more

Mandatory Initial Discovery Pilot: A Game-Changer That Screams Out For Early Case Assessment

by Valorem Law Group LLC on

Parties and lawyers who are content with the long and drawn out slog of civil litigation in federal court are about to get uncomfortable. But those eager for innovation, efficiency and change are rejoicing, “It’s about...more

Free Visual Guide! ESI Types Found in Microsoft Office 365

by Exterro, Inc. on

Not so long ago, the idea of moving a company’s data to the cloud seemed a risky endeavor. But over the last two years, those fears have melted away, and there’s no better example of this than the large number of...more

Top Tips for International Travel: Passport Edition

by Planet Depos, LLC on

When it comes to adventuring abroad, it can be a stressful experience for anyone – whether you are a first-time traveler or a seasoned jet setter. With the increase in airport security measures, documentation requirements,...more

The Legacy Of Larry Popofsky, An Antitrust Titan And Friend

Fifty years on, few lawyers can recall the precise day when their legal careers began. But I can. It was June 12, 1967, the date when the U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision in U.S. v. Arnold, Schwinn & Co., holding...more

Deposition, My Office Or Yours? NC Business Court: Neither

by Brooks Pierce on

You probably don't think much, when you are noticing a deposition, about where it should take place. Ideally, you probably want it to happen in your own office....more

The Heart of the Matter: Cutting E-Discovery Review Costs by Tracking Relevancy Rates (and Other Metrics)

by Exterro, Inc. on

With different fact patterns, laws, custodians, and companies, every review is going to be unique. When outside review teams are used for a company, multiple groups are doing different things in different ways, and it's very...more

A victory for attorney-client confidentiality: DOL takes formal steps to rescind controversial persuader regulation

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

In March 2016, the DOL issued a new regulation that greatly expanded the obligations of employers and their attorneys to publicly file sensitive information regarding so-called “persuader activity.” Under the regulation,...more

Data Breaches and the Significance of Outside Counsel

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

On May 18, 2017, the Central District of California joined two other district courts (D. Minn. and M.D. Tenn.) in holding that forensic reports resulting from a data breach investigation, conducted at the direction of...more

The Quiet Amendment: How E-Discovery Practitioners Benefit from Upcoming Changes to FRE Rule 902

by Exterro, Inc. on

A year and a half ago, the world of e-discovery was abuzz with Federal Rules amendment talk. And rightly so – the changes then greatly affected the process, particularly with Reasonableness (Rule 37) and Proportionality (Rule...more

Reporting From the EDRM-Duke Law 2017 Spring Workshop: eDiscovery Best Practices

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This blog post is a little longer than most as there is a lot to cover here… This week, EDRM held its first Spring Workshop since it was acquired by Duke Law last August, which means this was the first workshop held at...more

Taking a Deposition in Germany

by Planet Depos, LLC on

As discussed in some of our previous blogs, taking depositions in Germany can be tricky. With a little preparation, and breaking everything down step-by-step, you’ll find that depositions in Germany aren’t as bad as initially...more

California Courts Must Examine Outgoing Trustee’s Assertion of Attorney-Client Privilege

by Downey Brand LLP on

One challenge that California trustees face is the prospect that confidential attorney-client communications will pass to successor trustees if they resign or are removed from office. The attorney-client privilege belongs to...more

Professional Regulatory Alert: Supreme Court of Canada Confirms Regulators Have Broad Authority and Discretion to Fulfill Mandate

by Field Law on

In its recent decision of Green v. Law Society of Manitoba, 2017 SCC 20, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that professional regulatory organizations will be granted deference when they enact general rules or bylaws to...more

The Expert Report: Key Considerations

by Cozen O'Connor on

Product liability cases often present challenging and complex issues which require the use of experts. If you are litigating in federal court, any expert you designate will be required to provide a written report. ...more

"Third-Party Litigation Financing: Mandatory Disclosure on the Horizon?"

The use of third-party litigation financing — generally defined as the funding of litigation activities by entities other than the parties themselves, their insurers or their counsel — continues to increase in the United...more

Attention Paralegals: Do You Have an E-Discovery Case Management Checklist?

by Exterro, Inc. on

Attention E-Discovery Paralegals: chances are, you don't have an e-discovery checklist. Even though e-discovery activities tend to be sequential, full of dependencies and bound by time and resource constraints, very few legal...more

California Rules of Court – 2017 Reporter’s transcript

by Kramm Court Reporting on

Reading through the 2017 California Rules of Court regarding court reporter’s transcripts, there are some provisions that are particularly interesting relating to timeliness, the cost of transcripts, and the appellant’s...more

KCAB Celebrates Its Golden Jubliee with Expansion to Los Angeles

by Planet Depos, LLC on

For court reporters, especially those working internationally, no two days are ever the same. We could be working on anything from an arbitration about plastic surgery, a court case about corruption, a deposition about...more

Why Legal Directors are Bringing E-Discovery In-House: 6 Tips for Successfully Adopting E-Discovery Technology

by Exterro, Inc. on

The responsibilities of any corporate law department leader tasked with overseeing e-discovery, whether he or she carries the title of legal director or something similar, revolve around two core business objectives:...more

6,905 Billable Hours for Attorney Review May Not Be Billable if the Reviewer Isn’t Actually an Attorney: eDiscovery News

by CloudNine on

A contract lawyer for a Pennsylvania plaintiffs’ firm clocked 6,905 hours of work on a shareholder lawsuit against former executives and directors of Sprint Corp. related to its 2005 merger with Nextel.  One problem, however:...more

Early Bird Gets the Worm - Early Case Assessment Gets the Facts

by Exterro, Inc. on

Getting to the facts of the case as quickly as possible: this has always been the primary goal for any legal team when faced with litigation. But in the digital age, where electronic data pervades and is growing each year...more

Craig Ball of Craig D. Ball, P.C., Part 2: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

This is the sixth (and final) of the 2017 Legaltech New York (LTNY) Thought Leader Interview series. eDiscovery Daily interviewed several thought leaders at LTNY (aka Legalweek) this year to get their observations regarding...more

Jason R. Baron of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Part 2: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

This is the fifth of the 2017 Legaltech New York (LTNY) Thought Leader Interview series.  eDiscovery Daily interviewed several thought leaders at LTNY (aka Legalweek) this year to get their observations regarding trends at...more

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