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 […]
November 18, 2014

What is a Computer File’s Hash Value?

After electronically stored information (ESI) is loaded into e-discovery software, each file is given a “hash value.” Hash values are strings of numbers and letters assigned […]
November 11, 2014
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5 Things to Include in an E-Discovery Clawback Agreement

As a result of the explosion of information parties must now review and produce in litigation (specifically, electronically stored information, or ESI), the Supreme Court, and […]
October 31, 2014
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What Does DeNIST Mean and Why Should You Care?

Many e-discovery software products and vendors offer the ability to “DeNIST” electronically stored information (ESI) collected for a legal matter.  What does it mean to DeNIST?  In […]