Florida Supreme Court Implements ‘Daubert’ Evidence Standard After High Court Turnaround

By Josh Markarian | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

On May 23, the Florida Supreme Court announced that the Daubert standard would be the new evidentiary standard to be applied for admissibility of expert testimony. In doing so, the new court reversed the ruling of a prior decision of the court which had adhered to the Frye standard.

One Year Anniversary of GDRP Compliance Deadline

By Josh Markarian | May 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

GDPR compliance will bring a business mental shift in 2019 – specifically, the impact on the perception of data as a commodity The European Union’s new General Data Protection Regulation is a massive expansion of the scope of data protection and restrictions on the use of personal information. The restrictions, alas, are not geographic: You,…

Notable Cases and Events in E-Discovery: March / April

By Josh Markarian | May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

LIMITING SCOPE OF EDISCOVERY a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruling upholding a district court’s order limiting the scope of discovery and imposing sanctions against the plaintiff for disregarding the court’s orders and repeatedly engaging in litigation issues decided by the court. Decision: The Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court’s order limiting…

Using Data Lakes to Structure Data

By Josh Markarian | May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Companies are increasingly finding themselves with large quantities of aging and diverse unstructured data. Companies are increasingly finding themselves with large quantities of aging and diverse unstructured data. Each time these companies seek to understand why in the heck they are keeping it all, they discover that it serves some nebulous purpose, depending on who…

How Active Learning Will Change Your eDiscovery Review

By Josh Markarian | May 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

In e-discovery, active learning utilizes machine learning technologies such as technology-assisted review (TAR), helping legal teams dramatically speed document review and thereby reduce its cost. Active learns puts the most relevant documents first, typically eliminating the need to review from 50 to 90 percent of a collection. It does this through continually learning, in real…

Before Acquiring a Company, Evaluate it’s Data Security

By Josh Markarian | April 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Don’t acquire a “Data Lemon”. A “Data Lemon” in short is when the buyer doesn’t know the state or quality of a database (or company) when purchasing. A great example of this was when Marriott International acquired Starwood in 2016 for $13.6 billion, neither company was aware of a cyber-attack on Starwood’s reservation system that…

3 Ways eDiscovery Has Changed In 2019

By Josh Markarian | April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

In an industry as fast paced as eDiscovery, it is easy to get lost in all the new adaptions and buzzwords you hear. With evolving data sources, emerging technologies, and updated case law precedents it can be hard to know where to start. Here are a few things that the legal industry has been adopting…

EDRM releases TAR Guidelines (2019)

By Josh Markarian | April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Guidelines aim to define and demystify technology-assisted review and to encourage widespread adoption of TAR processes EDRM has released a comprehensive set of guidelines that aim to objectively define and explain technology-assisted review for members of the judiciary and the legal profession. The goal, editors say, is to provide a wide audience with an authoritative…

Law Firms Need To Leverage & Understand Legal Tech to Thrive

By Josh Markarian | April 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

2019 Future Ready Lawyer Survey from Wolters Kluwer For law firms and their in-house partners to hold their own and survive in the changing legal landscape, differentiating services and analyzing big data will be key, while understanding and harnessing technology are the first steps to adapting, according to a Wolters Kluwer survey. Based on quantitative…

12 Finalists Named for Global Legal Hackathon

By Josh Markarian | March 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Global Legal Hackathon is a non-profit organization that organizes law schools, law firms and in-house departments, legal technology companies, governments, and service providers to facilitate innovation in the legal industry – across the globe. It brings together the best thinkers, doers and practitioners in law in support of a unified vision: rapid development of solutions…

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