E-Discovery Newsletter of Notable Cases and Events

In its ongoing effort to provide current and relevant updates regarding developments in the field of e-discovery, our staff would like to recommend a reading of the Sidley Austin LLP firm's current newsletter written by its in-house “E-Discovery Task Force” group. This group from Sidley Austin LLP works to stay abreast of the shifting legal landscape surrounding e-discovery. The most current update addresses the following recent developments and court decisions involving e-discovery issues: 1. A Northern District of Illinois ruling sanctioning a defendant company for failing to … [Read more...]

Free Webinar on Overcoming the e-Discovery Challenge

Robert Half Legal, a legal staffing firm specializing in lawyers, paralegals and other highly skilled legal professionals, as well as e-discovery and managed review services, will present an educational webinar, "Best Practices for Overcoming the e-Discovery Challenge," on Thursday, April 25, 2013, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. EDT. Produced in conjunction with West LegalEdcenter, a Thomson Reuters business, the live webinar event is complimentary and approved for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit in more than 25 states. Charles Volkert, executive director of Robert Half Legal and the … [Read more...]

E-Discovery Predicted to be Business-Critical Operation in 2013

The topic of e-discovery continues to become an important area of enterprise risk management focus and is an area which our staff continues to monitor.  It is with that thought in mind, that brought our staff to recommend a recent posting by Aiith Samuel. Samuel's posting addresses trends and predictions for 2013 in which Samuel summarizes, “…e-discovery practices in 2013 will now involve other critical functions, including information governance, records management, social media and cyber-security, just to name a few.” Of the many postings reviewed regarding e-Discovery trends or … [Read more...]

e-Discovery Trends Predicted for Prominence in 2013

The topic of e-Discovery remains a major point of discussion for enterprises who must operate in growing litigation driven, regulatory enforced commercial environments, facing ongoing concerns for cost reduction and finally trying to integrate the latest demand for social media and other cyber security related technologies into their work force. And with all of these challenges now beginning to effect organizations of lesser size and with more limited resource capabilities to address these potential threats, it is valuable for those of our readership affected by such e-Discovery dynamics to … [Read more...]

E-Discovery Wake-up Call Webinar Offering by Exterro

The Exterro Group will offer a free live webcast on Thursday, from 1:00 P – 2:00 P EST May 3rd, 2012 entitled, “E-Discovery Case Law Wake-up Call: No Regrets, Just Lessons Learned….” where Bob Rohlf, Esq., Director of E-Discovery Strategies, will moderate discussions between e-discovery attorneys David Cohen and Elizabeth Fitzwater. The objective of this webinar is to provide focus on the fact that in observed case law practice to date, “holes” have been found to occur in the e-discovery process, and, it is time to bring attention to these issues. Click here to learn more about the … [Read more...]

E-Discovery Techniques are Reviewed to Identify and Preserve Relevant ESI

On May 31, 2012, (1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST), the Exterro legal firm is offering a free webinar entitled “Mock Interview: Techniques to Quickly Identify Relevant ESI When the Trigger is Pulled.” In this webcast, panelists will discuss how to effectively conduct custodian interviews and equip legal teams with the tools needed for unearthing the vital information required to drive the e-discovery process forward and preserve electronically stored information (ESI) when litigation becomes likely. Bob Rohlf, Esq., Director of E-Discovery Strategies, will moderate the discussions between the … [Read more...]

E-Discovery — A Recent Court Decision to Adopt Default Standards is Made by the District of Delaware

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 … [Read more...]

E-Discovery Breakthrough — “Predictive Coding” Endorsed by Judge’s Ruling

In a recent landmark e-discovery decision, U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck of Manhattan federal court, cited a study that concluded technology-assisted review is more accurate -- and 50 times more economical -- than "exhaustive manual review." In his decision to endorse the “predictive coding” process, Judge Peck recalls that judges and parties have been concerned about being the first to produce discovery by way of predictive coding, for fear that the document production process wouldn't hold up to scrutiny. Plaintiffs have also worried that defendants would tamper with search parameters … [Read more...]