Exterro's E-Discovery Breakdown

The world of E-Discovery 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.

Friday Funnies: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (I Don't Always Issue a Legal Hold Edition)

Created on December 7, 2018


Chief Marketing Officer at Exterro

The most interesting man in the world may generally have a devil-may-care attitude, but he knows that menefreghismo doesn't work when it comes to the obligation to preserve data. That's why he recommends you master the fundamentals of legal holds by downloading Exterro's Beginner's Guide to Legal Holds.And if you'd rather just have a laugh, you can always visit our entire catalog of E-Discovery Memes and Cartoons or download our anthology of The Top 10 E-Discovery Memes of 2018, and feel free to share the fun with friends and colleagues. Remember, E-Discovery is always better when you have... Read More

Avoid Sanctions with these Lessons from the Top E-Discovery Cases of 2018

Created on November 30, 2018


Director of Marketing Programs at Exterro

As the year is winding down, it's time to take stock of 2018. What are the biggest stories in e-discovery case law of the year, and more importantly, what are the lessons we can learn from them? Surprisingly enough, even three years out from 2015's Federal Rules of Civil Procedure amendments, Exterro's E-Discovery Case Law Library readers are still more interested in sanctions than any other topic. In looking over the cases, we decided to talk with one of the biggest names in e-discovery, Hon. Andrew Peck, retired US Magistrate Judge (S.D.N.Y.) and... Read More

Celebrating E-Discovery Day with Will Wilkinson

Created on November 30, 2018


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Here in the States, it's easy to fall into the trap of thinking of e-discovery purely in a domestic sense. Last spring, that changed for a while as the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect, but it's probably safe to say that much of the time, US-based e-discovery experts' horizon stretches from the tip of Manhattan to Los Angeles. Of course that's not true, and E-Discovery Day is a great reminder of the international scale of the e-discovery industry.This year, we're lucky to have international participation from Will Wilkinson... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (Buddy's Excited Edition)

Created on November 30, 2018


Marketing Communications & Events Manager at Exterro

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, that special time of year has arrived. The time when legal and information technology professionals thoughts turn to webinars and happy hours, legal hold notifications and document preservation obligations...It's Almost E-Discovery Day!If you haven't been paying attention, E-Discovery Day is falling on December 4th this year, and it's going to be our biggest celebration of the e-discovery industry yet, with more than 30 supporting organizations, 18 webcasts you can sign up for on the E-Discovery Day website, and live events from coast to coast. And if you'd rather... Read More

Celebrating E-Discovery Day with Mary Mack

Created on November 21, 2018


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

E-Discovery, as most people know, is a relatively young branch of legal practice. Depending on matters of definition, one could reasonably argue that it’s: 12 years old, dating to the 2006 FRCP Amendments 15 years old, dating to the landmark Zubalake case 20 years old, dating to the Microsoft monopoly trial in 1998 Without a doubt, Mary Mack, Executive Director of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), has an exceptional perspective on the theory and practice of e-discovery that is matched by few experts in the field. From her work building... Read More

Gratitude, Blogging, and Your Consideration

Created on November 21, 2018


E-Discovery Market Analyst at Exterro

Closing in on a year as the primary author at Exterro's E-Discovery Breakdown, I've tried to keep my requests to our readers at a minimum. I am, without a doubt, grateful to you for the opportunity to write about some of the latest trends, best practices, and innovations in legal technology here... and hopefully you've found some engaging, informative, and helpful content on here over the past year (and even further into the past in the hands of this blog's previous fantastic authors). This month (and into December), the Expert Institute is running its 2018 Best... Read More

Case Law Alert: “Bollixed” Legal Hold May Lead to Sanctions

Created on November 21, 2018


Director of Marketing Programs at Exterro

Jose Franklin v. Howard Brown Health Center (N.D. Ill. Oct. 4, 2018) provides a lesson learned for those who still don’t have a repeatable and consistent legal hold process. Sanctions may await especially when numerous custodians are involved and data subject to document retention policies must be preserved. Overview In this employment discrimination case, the plaintiff motioned for discovery sanctions against the plaintiff for not producing instant messages between key custodians about the claim. The two sides had numerous conflicts over the plaintiff’s request for instant messages from the defendant, including: Defendant waited... Read More