Archive for November 2010
Social Media vs. eDiscovery Compliance
Messagingarchitects.com reports that, as companies rush to the wild digital frontier so they can strike Social Media gold, there’s a key factor that many of them should – but aren’t – paying enough attention to: eDiscovery compliance. And that’s a big (read: costly, angry judge, reputation damaging) problem waiting to happen, because as mountains of…Read More
The Right eDiscovery Policy: Strict or Sweeping?
A core conversation lies beneath any big policy debate – health care spending, judicial reform, economic stimulus, foreign affairs, why they keep making those awful Bachelorette reality shows – is whether the right way forward is through sweeping reform or stricter policies. And right now, eDiscovery is facing this fork in the policy road; especially…Read More
Right to Absolute Privacy on Social Media Sites is "Wishful Thinking": Court
Planning on uploading those festive water-skiing pictures to MySpace, or that “funny one” with you skateboarding while balancing a latte on your head to Facebook? Go for it –just make sure that you aren’t trying to win a personal injury suit at the same time; one that claims you can’t do the things your MySpace…Read More
Reply All? Not for Legal Communications!
These days, email between lawyers and their clients is standard; in fact, it’s often the preferred medium of communication. It’s fast. It’s easy. It helps keep things organized. It can be done in a bathrobe. And it saves money. Oh, and it can also lose the case. And that’s almost what happened in Charm v.…Read More
More CIOs having eDiscovery Thrust upon Them
As reported by Messaging Architects, today’s CIOs have one more looming responsibility to add to their overloaded to-do list: eDiscovery. The news is courtesy of a United States Investigation Services (USIS) study, which found that CIOs are playing a more significant role in eDiscovery development, policies and solutions. Specifically, CIOs are being asked — or,…Read More
eDiscovery and Digital Copiers
As explored on law.com by Rich Melville, the litigation support manager for Maynard, Cooper & Gale, PC, there’s a brand new reason not to give into that “I’m alone here at work” temptation and photocopy a body part of choice: it may end up on the Internet. And it’s not just regrettable scans that could…Read More
Judge Accused of Bad Judgement in Reality Show Pitch
Step aside Judge Judy. Take a seat Judge Joe Brown. Bet you (or Rusty, your trusty and curiously armed bailiff) never saw this coming, Judge Wapner. Behold: what could be a new low in both reality television and court TV, all wrapped in one weird little “episode.” The star of this episode is San Diego…Read More