Proposed FRCP Changes: Effect on eDiscovery, RIM & IG (CLE)
We all know how important a Case Management solution is when it comes to collecting and managing incident reports throughout your organization. Not only does it provide you with deeper insights into your employees behavior,...more
Still being a young role and profession, many people are working to define what makes a successful compliance professional and program, and what can help them improve. After traveling the country for the past few months at...more
The American Arbitration Association (AAA) has revised its Construction Industry Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures (Rules), effective July 1, 2015. Although some changes are relatively modest, others expand the...more
AAA issued revised Construction Industry Arbitration Rules which took effect July 1, 2015. There are significant changes in the new rules which are intended to make the arbitration process more efficient and cost-effective. ...more
Let’s face it, we live in a technological world where we expect to get more intelligent information faster than ever before. Yet compliance functions are still spending a disproportionate amount of time collecting data with...more
Metrics. The word alone sends chills down the spine of most attorneys. But metrics – defined as a standard for measuring something usually with figures or statistics – are often the best way to get to the heart of the most...more
In the past, most California superior courts routinely held trial-setting, pretrial, arbitration status, and status conferences. Delay reduction rules put a stop to this practice, consolidating all of these into a...more
Ethics officers agree—one of the most effective ways to measure your compliance program is by analyzing data from internal reporting systems. But how can you know what is good or bad without context?
We compiled 2014...more
During our recent webinar, we provided an in-depth tour through the findings of our 2015 Ethics & Compliance Hotline Benchmark Report. Webinar attendees asked a number of valuable questions on topics ranging from hotline best...more
Ethics and compliance professionals regularly gather and analyze report data made through their numerous reporting systems. What they do with this data may mean the difference between identifying potential problems early, or...more
Green v. Am. Modern Home Ins. Co., 2014 WL 6668422 (W.D. Ark. Nov. 24, 2014).
In this class action insurance case, the court granted the parties’ joint motion establishing a protocol for the production of ESI. First,...more
Sometimes insurance companies hire nurses to help manage the medical side of your case. These nurses can either attend your appointments or be remote and not attend your appointments. The reason the insurance companies give...more
The Supreme Court is expected to approve a proposed set of revisions to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), which would go into effect by December of 2015. Are you ready for those changes? In this program, Rimon...more
Over the course of the past two years, litigants have faced significant changes to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure that are critical to navigating the federal litigation landscape, include rules governing subpoenas,...more
When a prospective client brings you a case, they’ll want to know immediately what you think. It’s rarely possible or wise to give a firm, unqualified opinion as to the likelihood of success, or even to recommend a particular...more
Make meaningful the provisions for summary judgment and motions to dismiss for failure to state a claim. The federal courts have moved in that direction with plausibility requirements for pleadings, and their reversion to...more
Now consider the fads, the procedural systems for presenting the case to the courts over the last 100 years.
A. Forms Of Action Or Code Pleading. Pleadings were detailed recitations of the facts the lawyer believed or...more
On July 22, 2014, Judge Joe B. Brown issued a discovery order in Bridgestone Americas, Inc. v. Int’l Bus. Machines Corp. (Case No. 3:13-1196 M.D. Tenn.), in the plaintiff’s favor, allowing the use of predictive coding to...more
We recently litigated and successfully settled an insurance coverage case that offers a model for managing a case thoughtfully. Too often, parties reflexively dive into litigation with its procedural hurdles and delays,...more
Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark of the District of Delaware recently issued revised procedures for managing patent cases that are assigned to him. These revised procedures affect nearly every aspect of a case including...more
One of the most important factors to consider when taking a case is whether the cost of litigating is likely to outweigh the gain. Even if the potential clients are willing to pay your fee, you may better serve them by saying...more
Inside courts today, it's budget, budget, budget. Judges are asked to do a lot more with a lot less. Commissioners, court reporters, bailiffs, research attorneys and administrative support are a fond and distant memory....more
Judge Richard A. Levie (Ret.) is widely respected for his ability to manage and resolve the most complex cases. As a special master, Judge Levie works with the parties to develop a case management order to move cases forward...more
Lord Justice Jackson’s recommendations, which were by and large implemented in their entirety and came into force on 1 April 2013, were intended to be “a coherent package of interlocking reforms, designed to control costs and...more
This continues our series of blog posts on effective partnering between inside and outside counsel to defend against class action lawsuits.
It is important to remind the court frequently that the plaintiffs bear the...more
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