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Heeding Voltaire, Judge Approves Bulk “Attorneys Eyes Only” Designations

In an attempt to lessen e-discovery costs, judge approves protective order permitting bulk designation of "Attorneys Eyes Only" discovery material.

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How Garry Kasparov Can Make You a Better Lawyer

How Kasparov's loss to Deep Blue established that combining human skill and technology surpasses humans or tech alone. This is true in both chess and law.

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Email Threading? What is it?

E-discovery software often provides email threading capability which groups related messages together for ease of review.

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Courts: Production of ESI May Involve “Reasonable Technical Support”

Production of electronic evidence requiring special software, like videos or medical records, may obligate producing party to provide technical assistance.

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6 Things to Include in E-Discovery “Quick Peek” Agreements

5 considerations for "quick peek" agreements which permit limited document review before production based on agreement to return privileged materials.

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Does the Best Evidence Rule Apply to Text Messages?

Electronic messages may be "writings" subject to Best Evidence Rule requirement of use of originals in litigation. But, there are exceptions to the rule.

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What is a Computer File’s Hash Value?

E-discovery software assigns each file loaded a "hash value" (string of alphanumeric characters) used to identify duplicates and detect changes to the file.

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5 Things to Include in an E-Discovery Clawback Agreement

5 provisions to include in "clawback" agreements to protect attorney-client privilege and "claw back" privileged information produced in discovery.

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What Does DeNIST Mean and Why Should You Care?

"DeNisting" removes files from ESI collected for a legal matter with no evidentiary value and therefore should not be subject to attorney or computer review.

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Court: Privileged Docs Must be Returned but OK to Use Knowledge Learned From Them

A New York federal court ordered a party to return inadvertently produced privileged documents but permitted use of information learned from the documents.

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