Exterro's E-Discovery & Privacy Breakdown // Jim Gill

The world of E-Discovery & Privacy is constantly changing – let us break it down for you with a weekly dose of News, Resources, Case Law, and Humor, all written in a concise and easy to understand format.

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

Created on October 27, 2017


Former Content Marketing Manager at Exterro

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 (read the E-Discovery Nightmares E-Book for even more!)Take for instance, Mike Hamilton, J.D., Director of Marketing Programs at Exterro, and his tale... Read More

edTalks' Newest Additions: Brief & Compelling Presentations from E-Discovery’s Top Thought Leaders (Presented by Exterro & Georgetown Law)

Created on October 27, 2017


Former Content Marketing Manager at Exterro

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 created edTalks, a legal thought leadership education initiative featuring innovative presentations on cutting edge e-discovery ideas, concepts, and best practices. In case you've missed some of the more recent offerings, here's a run down:Don’t Stand Still When Employees Move, Ross Dubinsky, Director, Legal Management Consulting, StoutEmployee changes at any organization are common and unavoidable... Read More

Becoming the Focal Point: Using E-Discovery Process and Technology to Bring Value to Business Units and Upper Management

Created on October 20, 2017


Former Content Marketing Manager at Exterro

Tom Mullane is a veteran in the e-discovery industry, currently working as the E-Discovery Process Manager at United Technologies Corporation. UTC is a global company with various business units, a quarter of a million employees worldwide, including 250 in-house attorneys, and Tom, along with his team, project-manage all e-discovery operations. Additionally, Tom is involved in process improvement to ensure continued compliance with changes in the law, as well as new systems which have built-in e-discovery tools for controlling preservation and collection of any new data sources that come online for litigations, investigations... Read More

Exterro's Weekly Case Law Update -- The Effects of Proportionality on Social Media Discovery Request (Gordon v. T.G.R. Logistics)

Created on October 20, 2017


Former Content Marketing Manager at Exterro

Gordon v. T.G.R. Logistics, Inc. (D. Wy. May 10, 2017)Overview: In this personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff refused to fully comply with the defendant’s discovery request for social media information. Subsequently, the defendant filed a motion to compel. The defendant requested the plaintiff produce her Facebook account history, three years prior to the accident in which this lawsuit centers around. The plaintiff refused to fully comply with the discovery request, claiming it was an invasion of privacy, creating an undue burden and producing irrelevant data. As a substitute, the plaintiff did produce... Read More

Friday Funnies! Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Data Dump Edition)

Created on October 20, 2017


Former Content Marketing Manager at Exterro

This week's E-Discovery Meme from Exterro is an EDPSA (E-Discovery Public Service Announcement): Don't let your data stores get out of hand -- Remember to Defensibly Delete! 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

Exterro Has Been Nominated for Best Legal Blog! (Show Your Support with a Vote)

Created on October 13, 2017


Former Content Marketing Manager at Exterro

Exterro's E-Discovery Breakdown (Formerly the E-Discovery and Information Governance Blog) has been selected to compete in The Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Competition! From a field of hundreds of potential nominees, we have received enough nominations to join the one of the largest competitions for legal blog writing online today. Now that the blogs have been nominated and placed into their respective categories, it is up to their readers to select the very best. With an open voting format that allows participants one vote per blog, the competition will be a... Read More

The Duty to Preserve Extends to 3rd Parties and Their Texts (Ronnie Van Zant v. Artimus Pyle)

Created on October 13, 2017


Former Content Marketing Manager at Exterro

Case Citation: Ronnie Van Zant, Inc. v. Artimus Pyle (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 28, 2017) Overview: In this action for a breach of a consent order involving the famous Southern Rock band, Lynyrd Skynard, the defendant is accused of failing to have a third party preserve relevant text messages when the third party switched to a new phone after the lawsuit commenced. The defendant argued that they should not be sanctioned for spoliation of the text messages, because the alleged lost data was from a third party, making the text messages outside their custody... Read More