E-Discovery Literacy is a Never-Ending Quest

Created on April 28, 2017


Chief Marketing Officer

The other day I read a blog written by Tom O’Connor of Advanced Discovery that touched on an interesting topic – that “most attorneys […] do not understand the “ABCs” of technology.  That is…they understand the underlying legal issues abut preservation and production, but not the basic technology issues of how computers actually stored information, what various production tools actually did or how cloud based applications actually worked.” Here at Exterro we take a lot of pride in the amount of high quality educational material we create centered on topics relevant to... Read More

Is Your E-Discovery Request within the Scope According to Rule 26? This New Visual Guide Will Help Keep Things Proportional

Created on April 28, 2017


Content Marketing Manager

The narrowed scope of discovery defined in the new Rule 26(b)(1) can drastically reduce the burden of e-discovery, especially regarding preservation. Meaning: if it isn’t in the scope of discovery, then there is no need to preserve it. Attorneys can use this to greatly reduce the volume of data preserved and thus reduce the associated burden of doing so. That’s why we created this Exterro FRCP Visual Guide, which gives you the basics of proportionality in quick and easy format. After all, explanations should also be proportional to relevancy. Read More

Friday Funnies! Exterro's Weekly E-Discovery Meme Series (Crybaby Document Production Edition)

Created on April 28, 2017


Content Marketing Manager

                                                         This week's E-Discovery Meme from Exterro reminds us that we've probably felt like this baby at some point! If only there was some solution that could orchestrate all the stages and stakeholders in the 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! Remember, E-Discovery is always better when you have a sense of humor. Cheers! Read More

Don’t Be Hasty: Sedona Principles Released for Public Comment

Created on April 21, 2017


E-Discovery Counsel

Recently, the Sedona Conference released the long-awaited public comment version of the Sedona Principles.   When I say, “long-awaited,” I mean the discussions about a rewrite started in 2010!  Efforts on the current draft began in 2012.  The timeline for delivering this document calls to mind scenes from the movie series, “The Lord of the Rings,” in which the Ents appear.  The Ents are giant creatures resembling living, sentient trees.  Treebeard, one of the leaders of the Ents, proclaims that Ents don’t speak unless there is something important to say.  He also points... Read More

Unsure About Whether Sanctions Apply Under Rule 37(e)? Let Our Decision Tree Take the Mystery Out of Spoliation Once and For All!

Created on April 21, 2017


Content Marketing Manager

Case law continues to define the FRCP, but one thing that remains clear is the Uniform Spoliation Standard. Hang this Rule 37(e) Decision Tree above your desk and take the mystery out of spoliation once and for all!                                                                                                                                                                           Read More

Exterro's Weekly Case Law Update -- Smoke Doesn’t Mean There’s Fire (HCC Ins. Holdings, Inc. v. Flowers)

Created on April 21, 2017


Content Marketing Manager

Overview: The defendant, Ms. Flowers, is accused in this case of misappropriating trade secrets after she left her company and started a competitive company. The plaintiff, HCC, claims that when the defendant left the company, she took confidential files with her to benefit her new company. A neutral examiner found no evidence that any of the plaintiff's documents were on the personal computer owned by the defendant. However, the examiner did find that the defendant used multiple programs that are commonly used to cover up spoliation activities. Based on this activity by the... Read More

Friday Funnies! Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (I Don't Know Girl Edition)

Created on April 21, 2017


Content Marketing Manager

                               This week's E-Discovery Meme from Exterro reminds us that these days "not knowing" is no longer a viable excuse for an out of date legal process -- unless you're this cute little girl. She can get away anything. 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