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Court Issues Adverse Inference Sanction for Failing to Preserve Non Party’s Text Messages: eDiscovery Case Law

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...In Ronnie Van Zant, Inc. v. Pyle, No. 17 Civ. 3360 (RWS) (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 28, 2017), New York District Judge Robert W. Sweet, among other rulings, issued an adverse inference sanction against one of the defendants for its...more

Clawback Agreement Doesn’t Save Documents Inadvertently Produced Twice from Privilege Waiver: eDiscovery Case Law

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...In Irth Solutions, LLC v. Windstream Communications LLC, No. 2:16-CV-219 (S.D. Ohio Aug. 2, 2017), Ohio Magistrate Judge Kimberly A. Jolson, rejecting the idea that a clawback agreement always protects against waiver of...more

Court Disagrees with Plaintiff’s Contentions that Defendant’s TAR Process is Defective: eDiscovery Case Law

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In Winfield, et al. v. City of New York, No. 15-CV-05236 (LTS) (KHP) (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 27, 2017), New York Magistrate Judge Katharine H. Parker, after conducting an in camera review of the defendant’s TAR process and a sample...more

4 Things the Top E-Discovery Cases of 2017 Can Teach You

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Two years on from the last round of FRCP amendments, the courts are still clarifying how these e-discovery rules will be interpreted. One lens through which we can better understand how the court is interpreting the...more

300 GB Email Search Rejected in E-Discovery Case

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Rembrandt Diagnostics, LP v. Innovacon, Inc., No. 3:16-cv-0698 CAB (NLS), 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 164015 (S.D. Cal. Oct. 3, 2017). In this patent case, the court denied the plaintiff’s motion to compel in full. The court...more

Dispute Over Scope of Preservation Obligation Leads to Partial Sanctions For Now: eDiscovery Case Law

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In E.E.O.C. v. GMRI, Inc., No. 15-20561-CIV-LENARD/GOODMAN (S.D. Fla. Nov. 1, 2017), Florida Magistrate Judge Jonathan Goodman, in a very lengthy and detailed order, denied in part and granted in part the plaintiff’s motion...more

New Rules Tackle Authentication of Electronic Data

On December 1, 2017, two amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence came into effect that impact how courts authenticate digital evidence. The addition of two categories to Rule 902’s list of self-authenticating documents...more

2017 An Illuminating Year in E-Discovery Case Law

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In a half-hour conversation with Exterro Director of Marketing Mike Hamilton, Bree Kelly, Attorney and Editor of EDiscoveryLaw.com, summarized the past year in e-discovery case law as illuminating. Perhaps thankfully, there...more

New Federal Rules of Evidence 902(13) and 902(14)

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You’ve got a case headed to trial in a few short months, and among your exhibits are a number of copies of web pages. You know you need to authenticate them to get them into evidence at trial (and also know your judge is...more

Latest Batch of 2017 Updates to Ediscovery for Defendants Cheat Sheet

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We update our cheat sheet devoted to ediscovery for defendants differently than the others. Because of the broad nature of the topic – these cases arise in a wide variety of non-drug/device contexts – other personal injury,...more

No Dismissal of Claim Against Defendant Accused of Transferring Company Info to Dropbox Account: eDiscovery Case Law

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In Abbott Labs. v. Finkel, No. 17-cv-00894-CMA (D. Colo. Nov. 17, 2017), Colorado District Judge Christine M. Arguello denied the defendant-movant’s motion to dismiss the plaintiff-respondent’s conversion claim that the...more

Litigation procedure: a round-up for construction in-house lawyers

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Proposals for new disclosure rules in the offing - The changes made to the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) back in 2013 introduced a new menu of disclosure options to make the process more efficient and ensure that costs are...more

It’s the End of Authentication (of ESI) as We Know It

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Amendments to Federal Rules of Evidence 803 and 902 will become effective on Dec. 1 and will “govern in all proceedings thereafter commenced and, insofar as just, all proceedings then pending.” We previously analyzed the...more

CEO’s Documents Found Proportional to Multimillion-Dollar Complaint

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Oxbow Carbon & Minerals LLC v. Union Pac. R.R., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 146211 (D.D.C. Sept. 11, 2017). In this multimillion-dollar antitrust claim, the defendants moved to compel the plaintiffs to include their CEO as a...more

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

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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

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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

Court Rejects Discovery Burden to Allow Additional Custodians Search

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Mann v. City of Chicago, Nos. 15 CV 9197, 13 CV 4531, 2017 WL 3970592 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 8, 2017). In this consolidated wrongful detention case, the court granted the plaintiffs’ motion to compel in part, ordering the...more

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

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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

If Evidence In Its Original Form Is No Longer Available – But A Copy Of That Evidence Is – Are Spoliation Sanctions Appropriate?

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In Barcroft Media, Ltd. et al. v. Coed Media Grp., LLC, No. 16-CV-7634 (JMF) (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 28, 2017), Plaintiffs – providers of entertainment-related photojournalism and owners of celebrity photographs – interposed various...more

Plaintiffs Deserve ‘Fair’ Access to Defendant's ESI

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Pertile v. Gen. Motors, LLC, No. 15-cv-0518-WJM-NYW, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 141088 (D. Colo. Aug. 31, 2017). In this negligence case, the district court upheld the magistrate’s order requiring that the defendant provide...more

Lessons You Can Learn From the Chadbourne Litigation and Ensuing Discovery Disputes

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When you combine an increased social awareness of pay disparity issues with an influx of new pay equity legislation at the state and local level, it’s no surprise that lawsuits involving large and high-profile employers are...more

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

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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

Court Says Spoliation Motion ‘Borders on Frivolous’

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Barcroft Media, Ltd. v. Coed Media Grp., LLC, No. 16-CV-7634 (JMF), 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 164162 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 28, 2017). The court denied the plaintiff’s motion for spoliation sanctions where the evidence in question...more

Florida Has a New eDiscovery Checklist: eDiscovery Best Practices

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One of the best things about speaking at The Master’s Conference is that you get to see other great sessions and presentations as well. During the Orlando event earlier this week, one of the sessions was presented by Ralph...more

‘Lackadaisical’ Preservation Spurs Monetary Sanctions

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Hefter Impact Techs., LLC v. Sport Maska, Inc., No. 15-13290-FDS (D. Mass. Aug. 3, 2017). In this contract dispute, the court partially granted the plaintiff’s motion for sanctions, ordering the defendant to pay the costs...more

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