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Insurer dodging malpractice claim must pay $34 million for attorney’s discovery blunder

   October 30, 2014

In a case from which obvious lessons do not easily emerge due to the minutia of the facts, this much is clear: A legal malpractice insurer attempting to deny coverage to a client successfully sued for discovery-related negligence has been ... Read More »

Rocket science it isn’t: Judge orders do-over of production missing Rule 34 mark

   October 30, 2014

It’s a scenario deserving of empathy (or it is pity?) that conjures memories of standing before the teacher whose homework assignment was cast aside the night before. Those who’ve been there know that the missing work inspiring the most regret ... Read More »

Vendor’s massive bill triggers suit with client, then wrath of judge

   October 16, 2014

A bill from hell. You’ve seen it: the one that includes what appears to be half the menu — charges for dishes that didn’t make it out of the kitchen, or weren’t even ordered. And the one that includes, to ... Read More »

Zeroing in: Data targeting to reduce e-discovery volumes and costs, Part 3

   October 16, 2014

This article, the last in a three-part series, 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 discovermodus.com/blog. Parts 1 and 2 can be read here. ... Read More »

Doc review is unequivocal ‘practice of law,’ US judge says in dumping contract attorney’s overtime suit

   October 9, 2014

In a case that helps clarify what discovery-related activities constitute the practice of law, a federal judge in Manhattan has told a group of contract attorneys performing document review for a major law firm they are not entitled to overtime pay ... Read More »

Zeroing in: Data targeting to reduce e-discovery volumes and costs, Part 2

   October 3, 2014

This article, the second in a three-part series, 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 discovermodus.com/blog. Part 1 can be read here. Once ... Read More »

Seven tips for choosing the right e-discovery solution

   October 3, 2014

Attention: “The E-Discovery Doctors Are In” Evan Benjamin CEDS, EnCE, MBA, ITIL is a computer forensic and e-discovery consultant based in Atlanta. Nancy B. Regula, Esq. is a document review attorney and e-discovery practitioner in Manhattan. Both consult on e-discovery ... Read More »

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

   September 25, 2014

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, ... Read More »

Five steps to mitigate the risks of offshore review

   September 25, 2014

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 ... Read More »

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

   September 18, 2014

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 discovermodus.com/blog.  E-discovery has become expensive and continues to become more so. A recent ... Read More »