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New York federal court blasts lawyer for spoliation, issues terminating sanctions

Pride? Panic? Naiveté? A cocktail of each? It’s hard to say what drives smart people – people with law degrees who would seem to know better – to act so brazenly. But, putting armchair psychology aside, it continues to happen, despite growing technical sophistication among practitioners and the judiciary, and a library’s worth of case… Read more

Five steps to mitigate the risks of offshore review

The use of offshore providers for document review services is resurgent. In the early-to-mid 2000s, legal process outsourcing companies, commonly known as LPOs, burgeoned in lower cost areas, particularly India. Electronically stored data responsive to discovery requests had been proliferating at an alarming pace. Document review became the most expensive component in the discovery process…. Read more

Expert's Corner

What is a near-dupe, really?

By: Dr. Bill Dimm | CEO | Hot Neuron LLC Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 This article was first published at, and is republished here with the permission of its author. When you try to quantify how similar near-duplicates are, there are several subtleties that arise. This article looks at three reasonable, but different,… Read more


Zeroing in: Data targeting to reduce e-discovery volumes and costs

This article was originally published on the blog of Modus, an ACEDS Affiliate Member and editorial contributor. For more practical tips, best practices and thought leadership, visit  E-discovery has become expensive and continues to become more so. A recent study by the Rand Corporation found the median cost of e-discovery production to be $1.8… Read more

4 summer e-discovery cases you need to know

This summer was a busy season for e-discovery, with new opinions that clarify challenges regarding modern technologies like the cloud and predictive coding. In this article, I’ll provide summaries and key holdings from these cases that are immediately useful in your discovery practice. A few takeaways to help your practice: (1) Don’t let cloud based… Read more