5 Tips to Avoid Social Media Disasters in E-discovery

The law is clear. Social media is discoverable for litigation and can often deliver smoking gun evidence in all types of cases. Unfortunately, if not handled properly, social media can also destroy your case, get your clients in new legal jeopardy, and even lead to sanctions. Fortunately, there are a number of important cases and […]

The Stars of EDD: The 1st Annual ACEDS Awards Are Here

What makes an e-discovery superstar? The 6th ACEDS E-Discovery Conference this September will host a brand new event, the Annual ACEDS Awards. These awards recognize outstanding achievements and efforts in the e-discovery industry, including the E-Discovery Person of the Year. We know that e-discovery professionals are doing important and difficult work every day that helps keep […]

BITS + BYTES ROUND-UP – NEWS AND UPDATES FROM AROUND THE EDISCOVERY LANDSCAPE

Fish-Discovery  If you like fish-related puns, this is the article for you. Recently, the Logikull blog broke down the e-discovery implications of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling regarding the spoliation of fish. Yes, you heard right. Fish. In Yates v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 1074 (U.S. Feb. 25, 2015), Captain John Yates, of the fishing ship Miss Katie, was caught […]

E-Discovery for Everyone: ACEDS Goes Back to School

In a recent interview on the Loikull blog, Pittsburgh US Magistrate Judge Lisa Lenihan explained why some attorneys still ignore e-discovery. “People just don’t think they need it. Sometimes I ask them what they expect to get in discovery and they actually do want ESI, but don’t realize that’s what they’re asking for,” she said. […]

Who Killed the Jury Trial? In Civil Trials, E-Discovery is a Prime Suspect

Last week, U.S. District Judge William Young in Massachusetts published a 110-page opinion in a $60 billion anti-trust case defending not only the jury’s decision in the matter, but the very concept of jury trials. He writes that the disappearing jury trial, summary judgements, and binding arbitration are all undermining American justice. “Year by year, federal district […]

In California, E-Discovery Ignorance is No Excuse

What are an attorney’s ethical duties in the handling of discovery of electronically stored information? In a recent advisory opinion, the California State Bar’s Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct (COPRAC) warns that even if an attorney’s intentions are good, they risk violating the duty of confidentiality if they don’t know how to manage […]