April 28, 2015

Do I Have to Produce Deleted or Corrupted ESI?

Under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(2)(b), and similar state rules such as Illinois Supreme Court Rule 201, absent good cause, litigants are not required to […]
March 31, 2015
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Metadata: Can’t Always Get What You Want, Sometimes You Get What You Need

      Are litigants obligated to produce metadata in discovery (information about electronic document file attributes such as type, date of creation, author and the like)? […]
February 6, 2015

What is a CSV file?

    CSV files, or “Comma Separated Value” files, save data in a structured format. CSV files are commonly used with spreadsheet programs such as Excel […]
January 30, 2015

The Revised California E-Discovery Ethics Opinion – What Changed?

  NOTE: The final published version of the opinion discussed below, as adopted, CAL 2015-193, may be found here.     As discussed in a prior […]
January 20, 2015
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Heeding Voltaire, Judge Approves Bulk “Attorneys Eyes Only” Designations

Noting French philosopher Voltaire’s observation that stones are often thrown “at those who are showing a new road,” federal Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal of California’s […]
January 13, 2015
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How Garry Kasparov Can Make You a Better Lawyer

Two books published last year about the “Internet Century,” The Second Machine Age, written by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, and, How Google Works, by Eric […]
January 5, 2015

Email Threading? What is it?

Many e-discovery software products offer e-mail threading tools. But what is email threading? An email thread is the “chain” comprised of the original message, responses and […]
December 10, 2014
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Courts: Production of ESI May Involve “Reasonable Technical Support”

Samuel Pero sued his employer, Norfolk Southern Railway, for personal injuries sustained while trying to to remove a tree blocking railroad tracks.  During discovery, Pero requested […]
December 4, 2014
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6 Things to Include in E-Discovery “Quick Peek” Agreements

As discussed in a previous post, as a result of the volume of electronically stored information (ESI) parties must review in modern litigation, litigants often enter into “clawback” agreements providing for the […]