Judging from several comments received, it appears that many of our readers are taking a “side lines” approach to just watching the e-discovery dynamic develop its own way to walk and talk as remains only a potential risk mitigation event for them as either individuals or as associates of the organizations for which they work.
While there is nothing wrong with that approach, it behooves them to stay informed to stay current and “safe” and, to that point, our staff has made e-discovery a part of its “watch list” of internet content search efforts, so that as relevant material issues are reported, our staff may share that information with our readers on a timely basis.
Such is the case in a recent posting by the Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP group announcing that the District of Delaware has adopted a set of default standards for E-Discovery.
Time will tell if this decision by the District of Delaware will impact the continuation of an apparent recent trend on the part of the federal courts, and an attempt to lower the costs associated with e-discovery by offering guidelines designed to streamline the process of e-discovery.
Click here to read the full comments of the Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP group.
Click here to also read the Default Standard referenced in this reported event.
If applicable, please pass this information along to those associates in your organization who are responsible for e-discovery related risk management.
Perhaps business continuity planning, crisis management or PS-Prep strategy planning team members may also have a long-term interest in these developments and would want to add this content to their resource reference libraries.