Archive for September 2013

Seven Expectations to Set Your Team Up for Success with Computer-Assisted Review

Guest article by Jay Leib, kCura We recently attended the ILTA 2013 conference and led a computer-assisted review hands-on lab at the show. Attendees really responded positively to the lab, so we’re holding it again at our upcoming annual user conference, Relativity Fest. We are excited to help attendees better understand the computer-assisted review workflow…

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Having trouble finding inexpensive eDiscovery technology provider ruled “unacceptable” by court in recent case

by Julia Romero Peter, Esq.  In Northstar Marine, Inc. v. Huffman, CA 13-00037-WS-C (S.D. Ala. Aug. 27, 2013), the court found plaintiff’s excuse that it was having trouble finding an “inexpensive electronic search technology provider” as an “unacceptable” reason for noncompliance with ESI orders. On June 10, 2013, pursuant to their joint supplemental Rule 26(f)…

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10 Valuable eDiscovery Industry White Papers

By Peter Sternkopf With the rapidly changing technology surrounding e-discovery, information governance and litigation as a whole, it is important to find access to as many helpful resources as possible. Here is a look at some comprehensive white papers that address the most common concerns about industry changes, challenges and future predictions. 1. Successfully Addressing…

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Limiting eDiscovery due to proportionality: Apple v. Samsung Case Summary

by Julia Romero Peter, Esq. In Apple Inc. v. Samsung Elecs. Co. Ltd., No. 12-CV-0630-LHK (PSG), 2013 WL 4426512 (N.D. Cal. Aug. 14, 2013), the court denied Samsung’s motion to compel Apple to produce relevant financial reports; citing to the “all-too-often ignored discovery principle” of proportionality.  Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b), parties are…

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Enforcement of the new HIPAA Rule To Include Data Storage and (potentially) eDiscovery service providers

By Julia Romero Peter, Esq. Enforcement of the new Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) omnibus rule will begin soon on September 23, 2013.  The new rule broadens the HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Rules to include not only “covered entities” — health care providers, health plans and health care clearinghouses — and their “business associates,”…

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When does the cost of using predictive coding assistance outweigh any practical benefit of its use?

By Ian Bagger, Esq. There is a lot of talk about predictive coding and other technology-assisted  (“TAR”)  review tools.  Oracles on many prominent e-discovery blogs have generated countless articles singing the praises or questioning the validity of such technologies, and there is a small industry devoted to reading the judicial tea-leaves regarding TAR.    Overall, the…

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17 Must-Have Mobile Apps for Successful Legal Professionals

Every profession these days is moving faster, and the legal world is no exception. Here is a quick look at some must-have mobile apps that successful legal professionals can use to make their lives easier and their workdays more productive. 1.      Jump – Jump lets you connect remotely and securely to any computer in the…

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