Exterro's E-Discovery & Privacy Breakdown

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 Summer Playlist: Lauren Thomas's Top Jams!

Created on August 23, 2019


Marketing Intern

In the sixth week of our Summer E-Discovery Mix Tape blog post series it's time to hear from our Summer Marketing Intern, Lauren Thomas! Looking for ways to be more productive at work? Download our Legal Project Management Checklist here. Hi all! I’m Lauren, the summer 2019 intern for Exterro’s marketing team! Going into my senior year at Oregon State University, I have had the opportunity to learn so much over the course of my summer at Exterro. While working in the office I created a playlist that lasts my whole workday... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series - Where Ya'll Sitting?

Created on August 23, 2019


Chief Marketing Officer at Exterro

Most of us remember our awkward high school days—and perhaps nothing was worse than wandering around the cafeteria with your tray of food at lunch time, trying to find a place to fit in. Fortunately for us lost folks, the E-Discovery Reference Model tells us where we need to be at a given time in the discovery process, so we aren't left scooting around and trying to figure out where our "peeps" are. And if for some reason you still feel a little lost, take a look at our webcast on... Read More

3 Ways an In-House E-Discovery Team Brings Value to Your Organization

Created on August 16, 2019


Director of Marketing at Exterro

What products and services does your firm find the most value in? For many, anything that can create cost savings or cost avoidance can have a high impact—and finding ways to reduce risk, improve efficiency, and build a wider library of knowledge to help inform your legal strategies are all part of that. In-house e-discovery programs can add significant value above and beyond cost savings and avoidance to each subsection of the process, from information management to data processing. And best of all, building in-house teams that utilize end-to-end technology solutions effectively... Read More

Case Law Alert: Plaintiffs’ Motion for E-Discovery Sanction Goes Up in Smoke

Created on August 16, 2019


Director of Marketing at Exterro

Philmar Dairy, LLC v. Armstrong Farms (D.N.M. July 11, 2019) re-enforces that an often-forgotten threshold factor for spoliation sanctions is that litigation must be reasonably anticipated. In this case, this key factor was overlooked and not proven by the moving party leading to the rejection of their spoliation claim. Overview: In this breach of contract and fraud case surrounding a failed hay sale, the plaintiffs filed a motion for e-discovery sanctions against the defendants based on the loss of key evidence, cell phone photographs. The plaintiffs contracted with the defendants to purchase hay... Read More

Friday Funnies: "Bad Actor" Edition - Not the Bees!

Created on August 16, 2019


We all know “bad actors” exist in Hollywood—take most of the last decade-and-a-half of Nicolas Cage’s career, for instance—but bad acting in the world of e-discovery takes on a slightly different tone. For just one example, take a look at this case from last June involving a lying defendant who later admitted to destroying “responsive evidence located on his personal computer and in his personal cloud storage account.” That instance of bad acting—truly worthy of a Razzie Award in the world of e-discovery—led to sanctions against the defendant because of his... Read More

Why End-to-End Software Platforms are the Future of E-Discovery

Created on August 12, 2019


Director of Marketing at Exterro

In the latest report that Gartner published, Market Guide for E-Discovery Solutions, there was much discussion on managing cost and risk with regards to information management and regulatory/legal obligations. Keeping the idea of cost reduction in mind, more and more companies have been leveraging e discovery software within their legal departments. But there has been a change in the way companies are looking to purchase the services or the software related to e-discovery. According to Gartner, there are two main technology approaches when talking about e discovery, and more specifically, moving through the... Read More

Friday Funnies: Exterro's E-Discovery Meme Series (10 Year Challenge Edition)

Created on August 12, 2019


Director of Marketing at Exterro

If you haven't heard people on social media are doing this thing called a 10 year challenge, posting pictures of things from now compared to 2009. Even though we are a little late to the 10 year challenge party, we wanted to share our own take from an e-discovery perspective. My oh my how have things changed in the last 10 years when it comes to e-discovery especially from the attorney's point of view. If you're looking for an additional laugh, you can always visit our entire catalog of E-Discovery Memes and Cartoons, and... Read More