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Cloud provider accused of threatening data purge if pay demands ignored

   November 20, 2014

For technophiles, it is a doomsday scenario that gives some credence to the zealots on the corner foretelling the sky is to fall, because for some users of the cloud provider Bitcasa, that end-times condition is allegedly in play. Sort ... Read More »

With huge fine, judge pounds alleged secrets thief, and counsel, for spoliation

   November 12, 2014

It is an increasingly rare instance in the age of ill-fated cover-ups of a brazen attempt to ditch evidence – to literally flush it down the toilet when authorities are hot on the trail. Indeed, the facts of this particular ... Read More »

Ethics opinion says lawyers need basic social media knowledge to be competent

   November 6, 2014

On the heels of technology-related amendments to the ABA Model Rules and a proposed California Bar opinion that demands a proficiency-partner-or-pass approach, a new opinion from the Pennsylvania Bar Association has broadened the requirement for competence to the risk-laden realm ... Read More »

Selecting an e-discovery vendor is like buying the right car – but don’t forget about the dealership

   November 5, 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. Other Modus posts republished at ACEDS.org can be read here. In a sea of ... Read More »

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 »