Archive for August 2010

When Disaster Strikes – eDiscovery

Let’s take a second look at the BP oil leak. In an earlier blog, we discussed the legal consequences of this disaster — particularly as it relates to eDiscovery issues. It would be a futile exercise to try to point a finger on who and what caused the oil spill – it will take engineering…

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IT and Legal: Why Can't We Be Friends?

In the eDiscovery sandbox playground, Legal Teams and IT are simply not playing well with each other – and that’s creating a big, expensive, risky and scary mess. And unless either side wants a “time out”or to be sent to bed without any Dora (though this is perhaps not a punishment), it’s essential that they…

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Canadian Courts Inject Common Sense into Discovery Process

You’re Entering a Dimension of Imagination… If a Rod Steiger worshipper out there wants to create a topical, 2010 version of the Twilight Zone, he or needs to look no further than the twisted scenario where companies are being forced to spend upwards of half a million dollars responding to discovery demands for a case…

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Courts Signal Requirement for Effective eDiscovery Solution

Last month, MessagingArchitect.com highlighted a Lexology report that has ramifications for everyone involved in the eDiscovery space – including lawyers, corporations, consultants, project managers, and more. The report, citing a January 2010 New York Federal Court ruling, made it clear that a party’s legal obligation to preserve digitial documents goes beyond the question of intentional…

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Fulfill Arizona’s Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Requirements Now

Attorneys looking to fulfill Arizona’s mandatory continuing legal education (CLE) requirements now have the option to schedule free CLE courses in the comfort of their own firms or corporations. TERIS Phoenix, a full-service litigation support provider, is offering free CLE courses on eDiscovery and forensics issues to Arizona-based law firms and in-house counsel. TERIS has…

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TERIS Phoenix Offers Free CLE Courses on eDiscovery and Forensics to Arizona Law Firms and In-House Counsel

Attorneys looking to fulfill Arizona’s mandatory continuing legal education (CLE) requirements now have the option to schedule free CLE courses in the comfort of their own firms or corporations. TERIS Phoenix, a full-service litigation support provider, is offering free CLE courses on eDiscovery and forensics issues to Arizona-based law firms and in-house counsel. TERIS has…

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Text Messages Have Their Day in Court…Sorta

Privacy, digital communications, appropriate work activities and the Fourth Amendment collide as a California police officer sues – and loses – for being disciplined for texting too much on the job. The Problem Ontario, California SWAT team member Jeff Quon is probably like most other tough, courageous and valiant police officers except for one small…

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Mid-Year Trends in eDiscovery

Legal firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher surveyed 103 cases in the first six months of 2010, identified and analyzed eDiscovery trends, and published their findings in their 2010 Mid-Year Electronic Discovery and Information Law Update. Their key findings include: Continuing a trend that started last year, the dominant themes in eDiscovery circles were that inseperable…

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