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The Bottom Line is the Bottom Line: Three Ways for Cutting Costs Across the Stages of E-Discovery

Created on January 20, 2017


Content Marketing Manager

E-Discovery is often viewed as being a niche in the larger legal world. It’s often an ancillary topic in law schools, and according to one respondent in a recent Exterro survey, “Most lawyers view e-discovery as akin to janitorial work. It is not seen as difficult or prestigious.” But forward looking companies are seeing the importance of e-discovery, not only from the standpoint of avoiding problematic litigation, but as being a part of achieving the larger goals of the enterprise, particularly in the areas of Legal, IT, and Business Operations. A solid e-discovery process most... Read More

Exterro Case Law Project Weekly Updates: O’Berry v. Turner (M.D. Ga. 2016)

Created on January 20, 2017


Content Marketing Manager

Why this Case is Important: Negligent/reckless acts that lead to spoliation can in some courts amount to an “intent to deprive” under Rule 37(e), resulting in severe sanctions. Overview: This case revolved around a car accident where the Plaintiff’s vehicle was struck “[w]ithout warning or justification” by the Defendant who was operating a tractor trailer truck for ADM Trucking. The driver’s log was printed and placed in a manila folder, but no electronic copy was saved. The folder was packed into boxes in order to move into a different building, but three years... Read More

Friday Funnies! Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Not Your Grandma's E-Discovery Edition)

Created on January 20, 2017


Content Marketing Manager

This week's E-Discovery Meme from Exterro reminds us that even your grandma can handle e-discovery as long as she has the right tools and process!  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

Smart Advice for Protecting Your Data When Employees Leave Your Company

Created on January 18, 2017


Chief Marketing Officer

There are a few things that friends, family, and colleagues get to know about me pretty quickly – I’m an early riser and very much a creature of habit. These come together every morning when I routinely spend a fair amount of time trying to stay current on both national and world events, as well as news, research, and other announcements related to our industry. Occasionally I’ll share something with our sales and marketing teams that I find interesting, tweet out links and -less frequently - even share in a broader forum. Today marks such a time, as I ran across an interesting... Read More

4 Data Mapping Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Created on January 17, 2017


Content Marketing Manager

Data mapping used to be a dirty word in e-discovery. But as data becomes more dispersed and voluminous across organizations, having a centralized resource for quickly identifying where certain electronically stored information (ESI) resides is extremely valuable. Still, data mapping is complex and challenging. Many companies start data mapping projects only to abandon them before completion.  So what makes data mapping so difficult? Here are four common challenges and shortcomings associated with data mapping and how they can be mitigated. Too time consuming to... Read More

I Now Call Alexa to the Stand: What Criminal Law Can Learn from Civil Law When It Comes to E-Discovery

Created on January 13, 2017


Content Marketing Manager

More and more, electronically stored information (ESI) is being collected as evidence for criminal cases. The latest example came to light over the new year in the Washington Post article, “Can Alexa help solve a murder? Police think so — but Amazon won’t give up her data.” In a homicide case, investigators found a number of “smart home” devices, including a Nest thermostat, a Honeywell alarm system, a wireless weather monitoring system, and an Amazon Echo. The police seized the Echo and served a warrant to Amazon, stating: “[there was] reason to believe that Amazon.com is in... Read More

Exterro Case Law Project Weekly Updates: Arrowhead Capital Fin. Ltd. v. Seven Arts Entm’t, Inc. (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 16, 2016)

Created on January 13, 2017


Content Marketing Manager

Case Citation: Arrowhead Capital Fin. Ltd. v. Seven Arts Entm’t, Inc. (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 16, 2016) Why This Case is Important: Don’t think that the new Rule 37(e) will lessen punishments if willful or intentional e-discovery misconduct occurs. Bad faith behavior will be met with sanctions, not only for the party, but for counsel as well. Overview: The plaintiff claimed that the defendants’ improper and reckless behavior during e-discovery warranted sanctions. Specifically, the defendants did the following: CEO directed his lawyers to not produce responsive ESI Improper... Read More