Exterro's Weekly Case Law Update -- US Supreme Court Rules on Role of Inherent Authority in E-Discovery Sanctions (Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Haegar)

Created on May 11, 2017


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Overview: In this products liability case, the plaintiffs alleged that their car accident was caused by a defective tire, manufactured by the defendant. Within e-discovery, the plaintiffs repeatedly asked for all internal testing data, and the defendant claimed that “all testing data” had been produced. The case settled before trial. Subsequently, news surfaced that additional testing data was available, which was not produced by the defendant. The plaintiff filed for sanctions for discovery misconduct, asking for attorney fees and legal costs. Since no rule empowered the court... Read More

Friday Funnies! Exterro's Weekly E-Discovery Meme Series (Caught Snoozing Edition)

Created on May 11, 2017


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                                                     This week's E-Discovery Meme from Exterro reminds us that not everyone is as excited about E-Discovery as we are -- but they should be! 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! Remember, E-Discovery is always better when you have a sense of humor. Cheers! Read More

E-Discovery in a Galaxy Far Far Away: Information Governance in Rogue One and Star Wars Rebels

Created on May 5, 2017


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Who knew that behind the scenes of the battle against the Galactic Empire and the Dark Side of the Force, one of the biggest weapons in the arsenal of the Rebel Alliance was e-discovery. In the more recent additions to the Star Wars universe – the animated series Rebels, and the anthology film Rogue One – the driving force behind the actions of the characters is often locating, acquiring, and transmitting electronically stored information (ESI). In one recent episode of Rebels, two droids and a young pilot are sent on a mission to an Imperial facility to steal access codes for a... Read More

Welcome to edTalks: Short, Innovative Presentations from E-Discovery’s Top Thought Leaders (Presented by Exterro & Georgetown Law)

Created on May 5, 2017


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Have you ever found yourself attending a conference panel or listening to a webcast and wishing that experts would just break script and talk freely about their latest ideas? So have we. That’s why Exterro and Georgetown Law are pleased to announce the launch of edTalks, a new legal thought leadership education initiative featuring innovative and thought provoking presentations on cutting edge e-discovery ideas, concepts, and best practices. edTalks will feature a series of compelling, captivating and short presentations on a variety of e-discovery topics. Leaders in the Legal and IT... Read More

Exterro's Weekly Case Law Update -- NY Judge Issues Stern Warning Regarding Discovery Requests (Fischer v. Forrest)

Created on May 5, 2017


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Overview: In this copyright infringement case concerning honey harvesting, Judge Andrew Peck, a leading expert on e-discovery best practices, wrote startling commentary in his court opinion regarding the non-compliance with Rule 34. What led him to this startling opinion is stated below: The defendants made 17 general objections in their Rule 34 response. These general, boilerplate objections amounted to written statements like “overly broad and unduly burdensome” without offering specifics. Additionally, the defendants referenced old language which is no longer stated in Rule 34,... Read More

Friday Funnies! Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Automation Blues Edition)

Created on May 5, 2017


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                                          This week's E-Discovery Meme from Exterro reminds us that e-discovery without automation is a Sisyphean task, slogging that bolder up and down the hill everyday. But it doesn't have to be that way! 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! Remember, E-Discovery is always better when you have a sense of humor. Cheers! Read More

Fitbit and Other Collected ESI Helps Crack Murder Investigation: New Data Sources in E-Discovery

Created on April 28, 2017


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The discussion of new data types in e-discovery is often talked about but in a speculative way; we know that it’s possible for any relevant electronically stored information (ESI) to be requested as evidence, but most often, especially in the civil court, the bulk of information is still related to email, though mobile and social information is quickly catching up. Recently, however, we’ve seen more and more examples of new data being integral in criminal investigations (see my other blogs on the topic here, here, and here). In yet another example, on April 27th, 2017, Richard Dabate... Read More