Wearable Technology: A Perfect Fit For Litigation
Proposed FRCP Changes: Effect on eDiscovery, RIM & IG (CLE)
Data Privacy: The Next Frontier of Corporate Compliance
Can you send a subpoena duces tecum -- which translated from Latin is "a writ commanding a person to produce in court certain designated documents or evidence " -- without coupling it with a deposition?...more
We welcome this guest blog by Gene Fry, Compliance Officer, Scrypt, Inc.
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. This means that any...more
Conducting an effective and efficient legal document review requires a hybrid of rocket science, brain chemistry and hot coffee. With ediscovery technology and best practices constantly evolving, if your document review...more
Johnson v. Allstate Property and Cas. Ins. Co., 2014 WL 7377198 (W.D. Wash. Dec. 29, 2014).
In this insurance case, the plaintiffs made a motion to compel the search of 34 employee computers under the control of the...more
It has been said that technology made large populations possible and that large populations now make technology indispensable. The words of Joseph Wood Krutch, written in 1959, could not be more relevant today. ...more
On February 6, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) imposed sanctions against four China-based accounting firms for their refusal to surrender documents in conjunction with an investigation of potential...more
Under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 (“ECPA”), the government can gain access to emails and other electronic communications that are more than 180 days old. This has been termed the “180-day rule,” whereby...more
A valuable remedy open to a party in English civil proceedings is to seek a Norwich Pharmacal order. Such orders require a respondent to disclose certain information or documents to the applicant. The respondent party need...more
Last month we discussed how using a trial technician to present your evidence in a digital format can be extremely useful. This month we’ll discuss the importance and benefits of meeting with your trial technician early in...more
Federal courts in California have developed new rules and guidelines.
The rules of civil procedure are supposed to be "construed and administered to secure the just, speedy, and inexpensive determination of every action...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
2014 demonstrated that management and discovery of electronic information continues to be a challenging issue in litigation. A review of 2014 court decisions also underscores the importance of litigation hold notices,...more
Alban v. Bank of Am. Corp., 2014 WL 6704293 (N.D. Ill. Nov. 24, 2014).
In this breach of contract case, the defendants sought a motion to compel and sanctions against the plaintiffs for failing to produce data...more
Posted on January 28, 2015 by Julie Brook, Esq. When corporate goes criminal, i.e., an investigation involving a corporation leads to a criminal case headed to trial, you often need computer forensic experts to testify about...more
This case was brought by the cedent, Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Co., seeking indemnity and expense payments arising from various underlying lawsuits, under a Casualty Excess Reinsurance Agreement. A discovery dispute...more
Nearline. If this term isn’t in your ediscovery vocabulary, it should be.
Nearlining is a feature that allows litigation teams to quickly and easily set aside irrelevant documents and keep them separate from the active...more
Drug manufacturers may no longer be required to distribute prescribing information on paper—with limited exceptions—and instead may have to distribute that same information electronically. The FDA recently issued a proposed...more
Lawyers routinely negotiate the scope of litigation discovery demands. One such lawyer was recently faced with a wildly broad discovery demand for relevant emails from the time a product was manufactured more than fifteen...more
In our last blog, we explored how popular song lyrics reflected some of the salient themes in e-discovery during 2014. In this blog, we’ll conclude our assessment with the most popular songs—and some of the most important...more
A growing trend in I-9 compliance is the use of electronic software to manage I-9 and E-Verify compliance responsibilities. This shift towards electronic solutions brings along some significant challenges due to the rigorous...more
2014 has been perhaps the biggest year Information Governance (“IG”) has seen. A relatively small and, if not unknown, at least undefined field only a few years ago has grown into an area of interest—and concern—to many...more
Design Basics, LLC. v. Carhart Lumber Co., 2014 WL 6669844 (D. Neb. Nov. 24, 2014).
In this design misappropriation case, the plaintiff sought an order compelling “full disk imaging of [d]efendant’s hard drives,”...more
For parties engaged in cross-border investigations or disputes in Asia, as of September 1, 2014, civil litigants in Hong Kong must follow new rules that govern the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI) set...more
Peterson v. Matlock, 2014 WL 5475236 (D. N.J. Oct. 29, 2014).
In this personal injury case, the plaintiff moved to compel production of the defendant’s electronically stored medical records in “native readable format”...more
An ex-employee was recently ordered to pay his former employer AUD50,000 in damages after the Federal Court (Court) held that the employee had infringed copyright and breached his employment agreement and duty of...more
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