June 5, 2015

What You Need to Know About the FRCP E-Discovery Amendments

As referenced in prior posts, amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure addressing e-discovery and electronically stored information (ESI) are closer to adoption. On April 29, […]
June 2, 2015

Vertical, Horizontal and Global Deduplication Explained

“Deduplication” or “Deduping” is the process of comparing computer files in a data-set and removing or segregating duplicates. Two significant benefits of using e-discovery software are deduplication capabilities […]
May 29, 2015
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6 Easy Ways to Review Fewer Documents in E-Discovery

Obviously, one of the most important tasks in electronic discovery is reviewing documents. Also very important is figuring out what not to review. Limiting what is […]
May 22, 2015

Court Addresses EMR Audit Trails and Peer Review Privilege

May a healthcare service provider sued for malpractice withhold medical record audit trails based on the peer review privilege or attorney work product doctrine? No, according […]
May 19, 2015
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The 5 Ws (and 1 H) of ESI Custodian Interviews

    One of the first tasks attorneys must tackle in electronic discovery is assessing the nature and extent of their client’s electronically stored information (ESI). […]
May 11, 2015

E-Discovery Proportionality Explained

“Proportionality” is a popular e-discovery buzzword and a concept referenced in federal and state rules of civil procedure. Discovery in litigation should be proportional to the case […]
May 8, 2015
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What is an ESI or Data Custodian?

A commonly used term in e-discovery is “custodian,” “data custodian” or “ESI custodian.” The Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) defines a custodian as a “[p]erson having […]
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 […]
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 […]