Key Issues for E-Discovery and Legal Compliance: An Osterman Research Survey

Created on March 31, 2017


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While good e-discovery capabilities have always been important, they are becoming more so because of the increasing volume of ESI that organizations possess, changing legal requirements to preserve information, and the increasing level of risk that can result from a failure to retain and produce information adequately. This white paper, presented by Osterman Research and Exterro, gives an overview of key e-discovery issues, as well as results from an in-depth survey of decision makers and influencers at mid-sized and large organizations, primarily in North America. In it you will find... Read More

Exterro Weekly Case Law Update -- Overly Broad Social Media Request gets a “Thumbs Down” from the Court - Scott v USPS

Created on March 31, 2017


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Scott v. United States Parcel Services (M.D. La. Dec. 27, 2016) Why This Case is Important: Broad requests to produce requests like “all Facebook and other social media postings” will not be accepted by the courts without proper justification based on new Rule 26(b)(1). Overview: In this personal injury suit, the defendant, USPS, and the plaintiff, Scott, got into an e-discovery argument over the production of the plaintiff’s social media data. Typical for personal injury suits, the defendant wanted to know if the plaintiff’s personal injury claim was valid based on her... Read More

Why Legal Directors are Bringing E-Discovery In-House: 6 Tips for Successfully Adopting E-Discovery Technology

Created on March 24, 2017


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The responsibilities of any corporate law department leader tasked with overseeing e-discovery, whether he or she carries the title of legal director or something similar, revolve around two core business objectives: controlling costs and mitigating risk. Of course, in-house counsel often serve in an advisory role, assessing business transactions, steering company policy, overseeing litigation issues and managing relationships with outside firms. But as litigation costs have ballooned in recent years, legal directors have been compelled to turn their attention towards a more pressing area... Read More

Be Reasonable and Check Out this Free Visual Guide "How to Create a Reasonable Preservation Process Under Rule 37(e)"

Created on March 24, 2017


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We've all been asked at one time or another to "Be Reasonable." In the world of e-discovery, reasonableness isn't just a courtesy, it's a federal law! That's why we created this free visual guide to creating a reasonable preservation process under FRCP Rule 37(e). In it, you get reasonable preservation steps from Magistrate Judge John Facciola, Questions to Ask for Determining Reasonableness, and Often-Forgotten Preservation Considerations. So be reasonable and take a look! Read More

Exterro's Weekly Case Law Update -- Defendant’s Metrics Justify Rejection of Plaintiffs’ Discovery Request -- Solo v. United Parcel Services

Created on March 24, 2017


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Solo v. United Parcel Services Co. (E.D. Mich. January 10, 2017) Why This Case is Important: If you think an e-discovery request made by your opponent is overly burdensome, research the terms and create metrics to justify your stance. In this case, the defendant did just that and it worked. Overview: In this class action suit, the plaintiffs alleged that the defendant consistently overcharged for delivery charges that had a declared value of $300 or more. The plaintiffs requested the defendant provide the number of packages with a declared value of $300 or more over the alleged... Read More

Friday Funnies! Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Legal Spend Put to the Maury Test Edition)

Created on March 24, 2017


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                                        This week's E-Discovery Meme from Exterro reminds us that even when you think you have your legal spend under control, you might want to check your metrics. Or at the very least, have Maury give you a lie detector test! 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

March Mayhem: 5 Experts Conquer Their E-Discovery Pet Peeves

Created on March 17, 2017


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March Madness, Spring Fever, call it what you will, but this time of year tends to bring out the more “spirited” sides of our personalities. It’s also a time when our desire for the coming of spring is often dampened by the continued dreariness of winter, like stepping off the curb ankle deep into a storm gutter backed up from rain and snowmelt. So to lighten the mood for people too-long deprived of blue skies, we here at Exterro started thinking about how the late winter blues might translate into the world of e-discovery. We asked these 5 practitioners to share stories of what... Read More