Earlier this month, EDRM held its 9th annual kickoff meeting in St. Paul, Minn. Bob Rohlf, Exterro’s E-Discovery Counsel, and Tom Cohen, Exterro’s Channel Manager, attended the meeting and spoke with the E-Discovery Beat editors about some of this year’s highlights.
E-Discovery Beat: What is the purpose of the EDRM kickoff, and who takes part in the meeting?
Rohlf: EDRM has two meetings per year, a spring kickoff and a fall progress meeting. The spring meeting is often the best attended. The purpose of the kickoff meeting is:
- Review the previous year’s progress by the various project teams
- Decide whether or not to continue particular projects
- Decide on new tasks for new continuing projects
- Evaluate and adjust the course for EDRM as a whole
- Propose new projects and recruit working members for these projects Read more
Judge Scheindlin Orders Production of Documents from Bank of China and more E-Discovery News of the Week
Inside Counsel: Legal privilege and the challenge of technology
Corporate Counsel: 6 Things In-House Counsel Must Know About E-Discovery
Bow Tie Law’s Blog: Meet & Confer at 10 Paces
Electronic Discovery Law: For Good Cause Shown, Plaintiffs No Longer Required to Utilize Predictive Coding
By Mike Hamilton, J.D.
In last week’s post, “I Want Everything” Doesn’t Work…Even For Social Media, I noted that there is an emerging trend around requesting complete access to personal social media accounts during e-discovery. This is problematic since these requests usually will go beyond the relevancy standard defined in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP). So the question becomes, what must a party do to successfully request access to social media data? The Middle District of Tennessee provided some clarity to help answer this question with a recent ruling in Holly Potts v. Dollar Tree Stores, Inc. (M.D. Tenn. March 20, 2013). Read more
By Scott Giordano, Esq., Corporate Technology Counsel, Exterro
Following is a guest blog post from Exterro’s Corporate Technology Counsel, Scott Giordano, who recently moderated a panel on Big Data at IQPC’s Information Governance & eDiscovery Strategy Exchange held in San Diego on May 5-7.
“Ask 10 people what ‘Big Data’ means to them and you’ll get 11 different answers.” That was my opening remark at Getting to Grips With Big Data, a panel discussion I moderated last week at IQPC’s Information Governance & eDiscovery Strategy Exchange, held in San Diego. Certainly, “Big Data” could have been exchanged for “The Cloud” a few years ago, and the statement would have been equally valid. We were fortunate to have two excellent panelists, Melinda Goodleaf, a security analyst with Starbucks, and Michael Frazier, a litigation and e-discovery manager at CareFusion, who shed some light on this phenomenon. The panel discussion was divided into three questions: Read more
Talk of further changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) addressing e-discovery requirements has heated up following a vote last month by the United States Courts’ Advisory Committee on Civil Rules to officially submit a number of proposed amendments. The Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure will meet in June to decide whether or not to approve the amendments and submit them for public comment. Read more