A reading recap of the most well-read Electronic Discovery updates on JD Supra this month. E-discovery at the intersection of social media, BYOD, the Internet of Things, and more...more
Recently, PK Law’s newsletter contained a piece on the use of electronic means to effect service of process. The topic found its way into the national press which captured the decision of a judge to permit service on a...more
Recently, there has been a lot of attention on the way automation is changing the marketing industry. Companies in all industries are finding new ways to incorporate automation to bring value to customers....more
Legal Tech New York 2015 took place in early February and the Morris James eDiscovery team was lucky enough to attend for the third straight year. The general impression is that the eDiscovery focus has continued to shift...more
With the growth of information subject to privilege reviews and the increased role of technology, protecting privileged documents is one of the most critical issues for lawyers and legal teams working on an ediscovery...more
Rio Tinto PLC v. Vale S.A., 2015 WL 872294 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 2, 2015).
In this fraud case, the parties stipulated that they would use predictive coding during the discovery process. Judge Peck issued this opinion due to...more
In his March 2, 2015 order issued in Rio Tinto PLC v. Vale S.A., et al., No. 14-Civ-3042 (S.D.N.Y.), Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck brought the world of predictive coding back to the future. ...more
It has been three years since Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck issued his February 2012 decision in Da Silva Moore v. Publicis Groupe & MSL Group, 287 F.R.D. 182 (S.D.N.Y. 2012), judicially accepting for the first time the use of...more
Many who consider Magistrate Judge Peck’s recent opinion and order in Rio Tinto PLC v. Vale S.A., which he titled “Predictive Coding a.k.a. Computer Assisted Review a.k.a. Technology Assisted Review (TAR) – Da Silva Moore...more
I attended LegalTech 2015 this year in New York. It was a great seminar and another well done project by ALM.
One wrinkle, though....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
As one year ends and a new one begins it’s an excellent time to take stock of our lives. Traditionally, the turn of a new year is accompanied by reflections on past accomplishments and resolutions and goals for the coming...more
Two Years After Da Silva Moore -
In 2012, Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck of the Southern District of New York approved the use of predictive coding (also called “technology assisted review” or “TAR”) in Da Silva Moore v....more
With about four weeks remaining in the year, let the “2014 reflections” bombardment begin! You know what I am talking about — the close of the calendar year prompts oodles of nostalgic news stories recalling the biggest...more
Two disturbing cases for different, but similar reasons.
When did parties jump from collection and culling of documents to simply turning over all possible evidence blindly and relying on a claw back agreement to...more
Catchy blog titles are usually hard too, but not this one. Discovery of electronically stored information (“ESI”) is just plain difficult. If you are lucky, it does not come up in your case at all. Or, the parties agree that...more
The volume of electronically stored information (“ESI”) has exploded, often making discovery prohibitively expensive. Supporters of “predictive coding” champion it as a way to reduce significantly the cost of discovery....more
Dynamo Holdings v. Comm’r, Nos. 2685-11, 8393-12, 2014 U.S. Tax Ct. LEXIS 40 (U.S. Tax Sept. 17, 2014).
In this tax law case, the defendant requested the plaintiff produce two backup storage tapes. The plaintiff...more
Supreme Court to Hear Tax Injunction Act Case -
On August 20, 2013, in Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit held that the federal Tax Injunction Act (TIA) prohibited...more
Tax controversies often involve voluminous document production and extensive privilege logs from multiple parties. The privilege issues can be complex and involve advice from multiple advisers potentially covering several...more
On September 17, the U.S. Tax Court, in Dynamo Holdings LP v. Commissioner, 143 T.C. No. 9 (Sept. 17, 2014), held that a taxpayer could use predictive coding, over the objection of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), to...more
As technological developments have greatly expanded the world of available information, the cost of harvesting electronically stored information (ESI) has risen exponentially. In recent years however, technology has also...more
On September 17, 2014, the U.S. Tax Court issued its first opinion regarding the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI). In Dynamo Holdings, Ltd. vs. Commissioner, 143 T.C. No. 9 (Sept. 17, 2014), the Tax Court...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
Bridgestone Americas Inc. v. Int'l Bus. Mach. Corp., No. 3:13-1196, 2014 BL 202049 (M.D. Tenn. July 22, 2014).
In this ongoing case, the plaintiff sued the defendant for a $75 million computer system that it claimed...more
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