Monthly Archives: August 2017

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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