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Benefits of Videoconferencing for your International Depositions (Updated)

by Planet Depos, LLC on

All the details that go into international depositions make for a lengthy list. The length alone can be intimidating to some, while a detail or two may prove daunting to others. Travel requirements are a perfect example, as...more

Meeting GDPR Requirements - Is Your E-Discovery Process Ready for the EU’s New Data Privacy Rules?

by Zapproved LLC on

Buzz is building around the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which becomes law May 25, 2018 — and for good reason. The GDPR’s strict personal data guidelines require that all companies doing business and/or...more

An End to Over-Preservation? An Expert Perspective on the FRCP

by Exterro, Inc. on

This blog post is adapted from commentary on Rule 37 by William F. Hamilton, Legal Skills Professor and Executive Director, UF Law E-Discovery Project Fredric G. Levin College of Law, University of Florida, in FRCP &...more

Checklist of Top 10 E-Discovery Trends for 2018

by Zapproved LLC on

Tips to Empower Corporate Legal Teams to Achieve More Litigation Response Success in the Year Ahead - Are you ready for where e-discovery is going in 2018? Whatever your litigation process maturity level — what we call...more

4 Tips to Improve Efficiency in Managing Legal Projects

by Exterro, Inc. on

Over the past several years, the idea of “doing more with less” has gone from being an a bland statement on increased efficiency to becoming a reality that organizations have had to live with and ultimately embrace—and it’s...more

Landmark decision awards security for costs against third-party funder in excess of funder’s commitment

by White & Case LLP on

The decision in Sandra Bailey & Others v GlaxoSmithKline UK Limited on 8 December 2017 examines the exposure of third-party funders to security for cost applications and considers whether the so-called Arkin cap is of any...more

Dante’s Guide: Preparing the Grand Jury Witness

...The grand jury witness finds himself or herself in a position not unlike that of the Italian poet at the beginning of his trek through the Divine Comedy. The federal grand jury is one of the most powerful, secret and...more

Managing E-Discovery Program Change: An Interview with an E-Discovery Professional

by Exterro, Inc. on

It’s been said that legal professionals are slow to change. That may be the case for some, but it’s certainly not the case for Alayne Russom, Business Ethics and Legal Support Manager for Thrivent Financial. In 2015, she took...more

Your International Deposition Checklist (Updated 2017)

by Planet Depos, LLC on

For paralegals and their attorneys, a checklist for international depositions is an especially useful tool, as for many, international depositions are not an everyday occurrence. The checklist helps keep the scheduling...more

Attorneys Switching Sides During Litigation Sometimes Allowed… at least in the First Department!

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Notwithstanding general public opinion of attorney ethics, most people (including attorneys) believe that an attorney cannot dump a client in the middle of litigation to represent the other side. However, attorneys in the...more

Charges By Law Firm-Owned Vendors Challenged In Putative Client Class

by Carlton Fields on

Plaintiffs signed engagement letters with the law firm Finkelstein & Partners (the “law firm”) to represent them in two separate personal injury lawsuits on a contingency basis. ...more

Forum Selection Clause in an Unsigned Pre-Petition Engagement Letter is Binding on Chapter 11 Trustee.

Every lawyer knows that it is important to enter into a signed engagement letter with a client before commencing legal representation. But, as one law firm recently discovered, even an unsigned engagement letter is better...more

7 Handy Tips for Scheduling a Deposition

by Planet Depos, LLC on

The process of scheduling a deposition can have several moving pieces, from counsel’s and the witness’s schedule to arranging for a court reporter, videographer, and/or interpreter. And then there’s finding an appropriate...more

[Webinar] Murphy’s eDiscovery Law – How to Keep What Could Go Wrong From Going Wrong - December 1st, 12:00pm CT

by CloudNine on

As data complexity, discovery costs, and regulatory challenges increase in volume and impact, the pulse rate of publicly highlighted eDiscovery mistakes continues to build. While these mistakes are unfortunate for those who...more

FRE 902 Amendments Go Live in Celebration of E-Discovery Day

by Exterro, Inc. on

Whether or not they intended to give us all an E-Discovery Day gift or not, the federal court system has done just that. Adopted by the Supreme Court earlier this year, Federal Rules of Evidence provisions (13) and (14) will...more

10 Steps to Navigate the Labyrinth of E-Discovery for Small to Mid-Size Firms

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

The practice of exchanging discovery in federal litigation has ballooned to its own cottage industry within the practice of law. Many law firms tout expertise in the practice “Electronic Discovery Law.” Heady conferences...more

Georgetown E-Discovery Conference Recap: A “Must Attend” E-Discovery Educational Event

by Exterro, Inc. on

Are you looking to be educated by the best and brightest in e-discovery? Are you tired of conference sessions masked as educational but end up being vendor pitches in disguise? Do you want to learn beyond the theoretical? Are...more

Where Do You Start? Perhaps by Seeing What Other People Think: eDiscovery Best Practices

by CloudNine on

Earlier this week, Rob Robinson asked the question “Where Do I Start?” on his excellent Complex Discovery blog when discussing the most significant challenges for those seeking and sourcing eDiscovery software and...more

The Pros and Cons to Camera Placements

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Video depositions can be beneficial to your case, as they can show the witness’s facial expressions, body language, changes in the inflection of the witness’s tone of voice and pauses before answering. To ensure the best...more

Japanese Deposition Update: Travel Fees

by Planet Depos, LLC on

As many attorneys in the field know, the world of international law is constantly changing. Standards and practices recently adhered to may not be the norm today, as foreign jurisdictions frequently update their procedures...more

Current Class-Action Issues

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Though the Supreme Court has declined to address ascertainability this term (for now), it has granted petitions to resolve two other class-action issues....more

Bringing E-Discovery In-House Makes Perfect Sense! (But only if you invest in training and tools)

According to the benchmarking report's results, over the past year, more than a third of respondents increased the amount of litigation services they did themselves. And when asked why, they most frequently responded that it...more

Not So Fast: Limits of "Settlement Negotiation" Protections

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

Think Twice Before Assuming Your "Settlement Negotiations" May Not Be Used Against You - Most people who are involved in resolving disputes or negotiating deals for their businesses have seen documents labeled...more

Is the eDiscovery Market Growing or Shrinking? Or Maybe SHIFTING?: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

If you look at the number of eDiscovery companies that have been merged or acquired over the past couple of years, you might think that the market is shrinking. On the other hand, if you look at the number of venture capital...more

New Findings: In-House Legal Teams are Focusing on “Control” to Meet Evolving E-Discovery Requirements

by Exterro, Inc. on

According to EDRM Duke Law, Exterro and BDO Consulting’s new 2017 In-House Benchmarking Report, in-house legal departments have continued to move more outsourced legal services in-house in hopes of gaining the kind of control...more

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