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E-Discovery Nightmares: 5 Experts Share Tales of Redactions, Huge Data Sets, and Things That Go Bump in the Night

Created on October 26, 2016

Content Marketing Manager

Now that the days are growing short, and the summer sun gone, leaving us with overcast skies and wind driven mists clinging to the rain-soaked hills, the mood is set for telling stories of ghouls, goblins, and other specters that haunt our imaginations in the days leading up to that spookiest of days, Halloween. And make no mistake, the world of E-Discovery has plenty of scary stories to share. Take for instance, Nancy Patton, Senior Solutions Consultant at Exterro, and her real tale of terror from when she assisted on a document review... Read More

FRCP Amendments: Breakdown of Newly Revised Rule 37(e)

Created on October 25, 2016

Content Marketing Manager

*This is a previous guest blog post from Scott Giordano, Esq. - IAPP Board Member and Former Corporate Technology Counsel for Exterro - which remains relevant regarding Rule 37 (e).  I was very privileged to attend the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules meeting in Portland, Oregon [April 2014], which is a sub-committee of the Judicial Conference's Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (“Standing Committee"), advising the Supreme Court's Judicial Conference on the promulgation of rules of procedure.  In this post, I address the most contentious... Read More

Text Messages MUST Be Accounted for in E-Discovery

Created on October 24, 2016

Director of Marketing Programs

According to the Pew Research Center, in 2011, cell phone owners between the ages of 18 and 24 exchanged an average of 50 text messages per day and about 1,500 text messages per month. Even though a majority of the population doesn't fall into this extreme category, these statistics are evidence that people are changing the way they communicate with each other. For in-house legal teams and attorneys, this trend means much more than changing how you contact your kids to come home for dinner. Text messages represent a new category of potentially relevant evidence, which must be... Read More

Friday Funnies! Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (E-Discovery Day Excitement Edition)

Created on October 21, 2016

Content Marketing Manager

                                            This week's E-Discovery Meme from Exterro reminds us that E-Discovery Day is approaching fast -- and we're so excited!!! 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

Exterro Partners with Morae Legal to Give Legal Teams the Best in E-Discovery and IG Support

Created on October 19, 2016

Content Marketing Manager

Morae Legal Corporation, a legal consulting and solutions provider, and Exterro are pleased to announce a partnership to provide corporate legal departments with comprehensive services and solutions to support their e-discovery and information governance functions. Morae Legal Corporation is comprised of a seasoned team of professionals who help the office of corporate counsel improve business performance by developing strategy, creating processes, deploying people, leveraging technology and measuring with data in order to deliver results. The company’s core... Read More

“Can I Throw Out Those Dust Covered Files?” Defensibility, Efficiency, and the Comprehensive Guide to E-Discovery Preservation

Created on October 18, 2016

Content Marketing Manager

When I was in high school, I worked for a family-owned office supply store, one of the last of the local businesses left on main street in the small Midwestern town where I lived. It was a frustrating job most of the time because the owners – a husband and wife in their 60’s and their son – ran the business in the most antiquated and inefficient ways possible. So much of my time was spent doing pointless tasks. One example of their inefficiency was the fact that they had stored in the basement nearly 30 years of tax and business records. This didn’t affect me in a... Read More

The Increasing Importance of Rule 26(g) in E-Discovery

Created on October 17, 2016

Content Marketing Manager

Branhaven LLC v. Beeftek, Inc. (D. Md. Jan. 4, 2013) A federal judge in Baltimore enforced Rule 26(g)’s mandatory sanctions provision for the first time since it first went into effect in 1983. In 2008 ruling, Judge Paul Grimm called Rule 26(g) the most underutilized and misunderstood rule in the book, but only cited it to support his main point of cooperation, instead of imposing sanctions. The rule is violated every time an attorney signs a form discovery response without following up or showing “reasonable efforts” required by the rules. “If... Read More