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Last month, we summarized the N.Y. Supreme Court case, Fawcett v. Altieri, which involved the production of electronically stored social media content. What the post did not address, however, was the simple two prong analysis...more
In civil litigation, eDiscovery disputes hardly ever rise to the level of constitutional importance. But in the criminal arena, the rules are different....more
A prime topic for discussion at the Executive Counsel eDiscovery briefings continues to be the interaction between the various Electronic Discovery (“eDiscovery”) process stakeholders. Effective collaboration is needed among...more
Big cases can turn on a little rule of evidence called spoliation. The rule recognizes that a trial court has the inherent authority to sanction a party for destroying, altering, or failing to preserve property that the...more
Despite the ubiquity of electronic discovery issues since the inception of the electronic age, courts historically have provided counsel with little guidance regarding discovery duties and sanctions upon lapse of those...more
A Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court in Maryland imposed heavy sanctions on a litigant last week after finding he had intentionally destroyed electronic evidence in defiance of repeated orders not to do so. In an...more
The South Africa Law Reform Commission has approved the publication of its Issue Paper on “Electronic Evidence in Criminal and Civil Proceedings: Admissibility and Related Issues” for general information and comment. The...more
Civil discovery and criminal prosecutions will continue to find text messages, emails or social networking status messages as the smoking gun evidence. Lawyers must consider the broader scope of discovery that includes these...more
This article was published in the Bureau of National Affairs in the Digital Discovery & E-Evidence Report. It treats new Federal Evidentiary Rule 502....more
Now a few years old, new Federal Evidence Rule 502 protects against inadvertent disclosures and could not be more important for litigators responsible for vetting massive amounts electronic information in response to...more
Litigators face numerous challenges in engaging and preparing valuation experts. This article discusses approaches to avoiding those minefields....more
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