July 2, 2018

You Subpoenaed My Documents, Shouldn’t You Pay for Them?

Your company just received a document subpoena in a case in which it is not a party. Who covers the expense in responding to it? If […]
September 28, 2017

3 Creative Ways to Reduce Document Review Volume

  Reviewing the thousands of electronic documents requested or produced during discovery in litigation or in an investigation takes time and, as we all know, time […]
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 […]
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 […]
October 14, 2014

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

A California appellate court decision instructs that under California Code of Civil Procedure section 1985.8, if asked to do so, subpoena recipients must translate database information into […]
September 10, 2014

May a Prevailing Litigant Recover All E-Discovery Costs?

May a prevailing litigant recover all its e-discovery costs from an opponent?  No, according to several federal circuit court decisions and an opinion from the United States […]
April 29, 2014

E-Discovery Costs May Be Shifted to Plaintiffs Only if Undue Burden Shown

Judge Thomas J. Rueter of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently considered a motion by Caldera Medical, Inc., a defendant in […]