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Be a Jetson, Not a Flintstone: 7 Tips for Social, Mobile, & Cloud in E-Discovery

Created on February 21, 2017


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We’re all used to how quickly technology changes these days – one moment something is all the rage (remember Pokemon Go?) and within months, it’s ancient history. Those platforms that do stand the test of time become so ubiquitous (nowadays, Facebook is your grandma’s social media) it’s hard to remember life before they existed. In the legal world, lawyers tend to be slow adapters when it comes to technology, but with the influx of new data types and growing data volumes, your team needs to be more Jetson and less Flintstone when it comes to e-discovery. This year at... Read More

Technological Competence at the Bar and the Bench: Judge John M. Facciola discusses Exterro’s 3rd Annual Judges Survey

Created on February 17, 2017


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*The following is the commentary of Hon. John Facciola (Ret.) United States Magistrate Judge, District of Columbia, for Exterro’s 3rd Annual Judges Survey The first generation of judges who confronted e-discovery faced challenges that were unique. There was not a word in their legal educations about the topic, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure still spoke about “phonorecords,” and “social media” had not yet been born. Indeed, their inventors had not been born. Whether they came from private practice or public service, these judges had probably used a word processor and... Read More

Don’t Take Our Word for It: 3 Judges Weigh in On Improving E-Discovery Practices in Upcoming Webcast

Created on February 17, 2017


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According to the 3rd Annual Federal Judges Survey, judges still feel the typical attorney doesn’t have the required e-discovery competency, and that applying cooperation and proportionality offers the greatest potential for improving this. One example is that more parties are making proportionality arguments, but they aren’t making good proportionality arguments. Again, cooperation and more education is key. In regards to the FRCP changes that have now been in place for a little over a year now, 82% of the judges surveyed believe they have helped solve many current e-discovery... Read More

Exterro's Weekly Case Law Update: “Reasonably Calculated” from Rule 26 is Dead -- Cole’s Wexford Hotel, Inc. v. Highmark, Inc. (W.D. Penn. Sept. 20, 2016)

Created on February 17, 2017


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“Reasonably Calculated” from Rule 26 is Dead -- Cole’s Wexford Hotel, Inc. v. Highmark, Inc. (W.D. Penn. Sept. 20, 2016) Why this case is Important: Discovery requests are not relevant because there is a possibility that the information may be relevant to the general subject matter of the action. Summary: In this antitrust case, a special master was appointed to provide the court and parties assistance with discovery, including the resolution of discovery disputes. The defendant argued that the discovery would cost $190,000 in data fees, plus additional e-discovery... Read More

Friday Funnies! Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (You Can't Handle the ESI Edition)

Created on February 17, 2017


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This week's E-Discovery Meme from Exterro reminds us that if you're going to preserve and collect data, you better be able to handle the growing volumes and types in which they come. Otherwise, Jack Nicholson will yell at you. Visit our entire catalog of E-Discovery Memes and Cartoons, and feel free to share the fun with friends and colleagues to celebrate another successful week! And remember that E-Discovery is always better when you have a sense of humor. Cheers! Read More

Is Cooperation Between Parties the Key to E-Discovery Success? (Guest Perspectives from David Yerich, Esq. and Geoffrey Klingsporn, Esq.)

Created on February 10, 2017


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Perspective One: David Yerich, Esq. Director of E-Discovery, UnitedHealth Group Cooperation is critical for life. It is how individuals overcome personal limits and underpins all human achievements. It is the bedrock of society, allowing individuals to work together for the betterment of each person. Strong and just societies benefit from the rule of law to resolve disputes. A legal system requires cooperation amongst adverse parties to properly function. The process of fact finding, known as discovery, is critical to any fair outcome in applying the law. Discovery of electronic... Read More

The Case of the Clone Tablet: An Exterro E-Discovery Adventure

Created on February 10, 2017


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My guess is that anyone who was alive in the 1980's has chosen their own adventure at least a few times. The Choose Your Own Adventure books were some of my favorites as a kid, an affordable and portable interactive fantasy game in the days before smartphones saved us from boring car rides or sitting in waiting rooms. The goal was often just to live to the end because CYOA books had the most creative deaths awaiting your character, so the further into the story you went, you would be sure to keep a thumb holding the place of your last choice in case it turned out to be... Read More