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What is a .pst File?

When e-mail messages are collected for review in litigation, they are often delivered in .pst files, but what exactly are .pst files?

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Subpoenaed Database Info Must Be Searchable/Sortable (On Request)

California court holds subpoena recipient must provide database information in "reasonably usable form" requiring searchable and sortable digital files.

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What is Unallocated and Slack Space on a Computer Hard Drive?

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Production of Plaintiff’s Pain Journal in Original Digital Form Not Required by Fed. R. Civ. Proc. 34(b)

A federal magistrate judge in New Mexico denies a request for a plaintiff's pain journal in native format because it was not requested in its original form.

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7 Uses for E-Discovery Software Other Than Reviewing Documents

E-discovery software is mainly used to identify electronic documents and ESI relevant to a legal matter. However, there are other uses for the software.

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What is a Load File?

Attorneys dealing with electronic discovery (e-discovery) often produce electronic documents with "load files." But, what is a load file?

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E-Discovery Production Format: Opportunity Only Knocks Once

Although often overlooked, many court rules specifically state that litigants are not obligated to produce ESI in more than one form.

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Lawyers Beware: You May Have a Duty to Preserve Your Client’s Facebook Rant

Ethics opinion: lawyers may advise clients to make social media post private, but post must not be deleted and must be produced if requested in discovery.

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May a Prevailing Litigant Recover All E-Discovery Costs?

According to several court decisions, the only recoverable e-discovery costs are those to convert native ESI to image files and hard copy scanning charges.

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6 Ways to Keep Communications with E-Discovery and Litigation Vendors Confidential

Attorney work product protections generally shield communications with litigation vendors and consultants, but steps must be taken to preserve confidentiality.

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