Yearly Archives: 2017

Top News Stories of the Week – 11 September

 

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Top News Stories of the Week – 4 September

The Growing Interplay between Trade Secrets and eDiscovery. Lawyers are drawing on additional measures and process to better protect trade secrets in discovery. Read more here.   Former Head of Wal-Mart eDiscovery Discusses Move to Text IQ. Aaron Crews, who ran discovery and information governance at Wal-Mart for several years, discussed his recent move

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Top News Stories of the Week – 28 August

Impact of Hurricane Harvey on Houston Courts and Lawyers. Hurricane Harvey has forced the closure of courthouses and law firms while flooding lawyers’ homes. Read more here and here. Lessons for Judges on Social Media. Judges are increasingly turning to social media and raising ethical questions as they do so. Read more here.   Getting to Know the

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Top News Stories of the Week – 22 August

The Risk of Border Searches for Lawyers. International travel brings risks for lawyers as they cross borders with confidential and privileged client data that may be subject to searches and seizures. Read more here. Ethical and Practical Challenges of Social Media Discovery. Social media discovery presents any number of ethical and practical challenges for counsel

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Top News Stories of the Week – 15 August

Spoliation Saga Continues in GN Netcom v. Plantronics In the wake of last year’s $3 million discovery sanction, the parties are now battling to shape the wording of the adverse inference instruction. Read more here. Key Trends from ILTA Over the Years  The ILTA conference, which is taking place this week, has been home to several key developments in eDiscovery over

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Top News Stories of the Week — Aug 7

HBO Still Trying to Assess the Extent of Data Breach HBO recently suffered a staggering data breach and is still trying to assess the extent of the damage. Read more here. The Amazon Echo as an Eavesdropping Tool. Hackers have found a way to turn the Amazon Echo (or “Alexa”) into an eavesdropping tool.

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Top News Stories of the Week – Aug 1

Discovery Trumps Privacy in CA Supreme Court. A recent California Supreme Court ruling  held that a party’s discovery rights trumped an individual’s privacy rights, bucking a prominent trend to the contrary. Read more here.   The Critical Role of Sampling in Discovery. The courts and cognoscenti agree that sampling can help achieve reasonable and proportional resolutions

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Top news stories of the Week – May 18

VW Seeks to Bar Documents Seized from Jones Day. Volkswagen recently asked Germany’s high court to bar prosecutors from using documents seized from VW’s counsel, Jones Day. Read more here. New Developments with Rule 37(e) Case Law. A recent post details critical new developments in the progression of Rule 37(e)

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Top News Stories of the Week – May 10

New Technology-Assisted Review Case Forbids Search Term Pre-Culling. A new TAR decision is making headlines with a court’s refusal to allow the responding party to pre-cull the data set using search terms. Read more here.    Richmond JOLT Publishes New IG Playbook for Digital Age Threats. The Richmond Journal of Law & Technology recently

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Top News Stories of the Week – April 25

Fitbit Data, Other ESI Belie Husband’s Story about Wife’s Death. A collection of ESI from a Fitbit, email, Facebook, and a home alarm system have called into question a husband’s story about his wife’s death. Read more here. New Lawsuit Claims Bose Snoops on Headphone Users. A newly filed class action lawsuit claims that

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