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Case Law Alert: The Result of Disobeying Multiple Court Orders? Default Judgment

Created on December 30, 2022


Vice President, E-Discovery

Red Wolf Energy Trading LLC v. Big Capital Management, LLC (D. Mass., Sept. 8, 2022) is a great example of how it’s nearly impossible for parties to hide relevant data from the court. In most cases, parties will get caught, with severe consequences ensuing. Overview In this case involving trade secrets, the plaintiff moved for sanctions against the defendants for failing to produce relevant Slack and Google documents even though multiple court orders required the production of this data. The plaintiff claimed that the defendants tried to steal their software and code... Read More

Exterro's Top E-Discovery Resources of 2022

Created on December 30, 2022


Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

If you've been kicking around the e-discovery space for any amount of time, chances are good that you've come across some of our educational marketing content. It's kind of what we're known for. But to be honest, we produce a lot of it. It's hard to keep up with--and I'm doing the lion's share of the writing. So, to do you a favor, I'm going to do something that you're certainly seeing a lot of at this time of year: a "Best of the Year" list. Actually, I'm going to do three--one each for... Read More

Thank You for a Great 2022 from Exterro

Created on December 23, 2022


Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

As the year comes to a close, there's one important tradition that spans all the various celebrations that happen at this time of year: expressing your affection and appreciation for family, friends, and all those who make our lives special. Of course we should always do this as people, but organizations, like Exterro, should also do so. 2022 has sped by as a year, but no doubt lots has happened, both in the worlds of e-discovery, privacy, and digital forensics, but also to Exterro itself. 2022 saw E-Discovery break through into the... Read More

The Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act Goes Into Effect January 1, 2023

Created on December 23, 2022


Director of Marketing, Privacy

Signed into law on March 2, 2021, the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) was the second comprehensive state privacy law, following California, but the first to be initiated by the state legislature. It goes into effect on January 1, 2023, the first of four state privacy laws to begin enforcement this year. Overview While the VCDPA draws substantially from its predecessors in California, that state’s legislature enacted the CCPA to preempt a ballot initiative in 2018, while the CPRA was passed as a ballot initiative by California voters. Companies doing... Read More

The Move In-House for E-Discovery Has Accelerated

Created on December 16, 2022


Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

In the spirit of educating the legal market on best practices and trends, ACEDS and Exterro recently conducted a survey polling legal professionals on their pre-litigation processes. We developed a short questionnaire covering topics of interest to in-house legal professionals and their counterparts at legal practices and service providers. The almost 70 respondents represented companies from less than 1,000 to over 100,000 employees, with roles ranging from legal operations and project management to in-house paralegals, attorneys, and even general counsel. With as many departments handling 50 or more matters per year as... Read More

3 Reasons Why Your CPRA Compliance Plan Is Broken… And How to Fix It!

Created on December 16, 2022


Director of Marketing, Privacy

As we prepare for CPRA to go into effect on January 1, 2023, we thought it would be a good idea to look back at a really informative webcast we held earlier this year, Top Reasons Why Your CPRA Compliance Strategy Is Broken, to help you diagnose any issues you might have and set to work on remedying them before your organization ends up like Sephora, making a seven- or eight-figure settlement with the California AG. Featuring Amalia Barthel, co-founder of Managed Privacy Canada, and Peter Stockburger of Dentons, discussing what’s coming... Read More

The Time Is Now for Law Firms to Optimize Document Review

Created on December 9, 2022


Legal GRC Market Analyst at Exterro

This article originally appeared in the December 2022 edition of Today's General Counsel, authored by Exterro Technology Counsel Don McLaughlin.  Anyone who has spent time managing e-discovery projects knows document review is the most expensive phase of the process. They also know that just because review is expensive doesn’t mean it’s exciting or glamorous. It’s time-consuming, repetitive work–exactly the type of work that law firms can and should optimize for efficiency and accuracy. But many law firms have struggled with justifying the investments required to advance their internal business process optimization around document... Read More