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Category Archive for: ESI Production

Do Email Messages Have to Be Produced With Attachments in Litigation?

There is no hard and fast rule. But, there are a few legal arguments to support producing email messages with attachments.

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Are Employees Required to Disclose Passwords or Encryption Keys During Government Investigations?

Employees could be compelled to provide passwords to corporate data sought by a government investigation, but the Fifth Amendment might apply.

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Document Request Objections and the Rule 34 “Specificity” Requirement

Under FRCP 34, objections to document requests require "specificity," must state whether documents are withheld or describe search used to gather documents.

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Metadata. A Menace to Society?

The concept of metadata is often misunderstood by both attorneys and courts. Used properly, metadata increases efficiency and provides insight about cases.

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The Government is Knocking. Prepared to Let ’em In?

If your company is the subject of a government investigation, will it be ready? Some action items to consider before the government comes knocking.

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Are Hard Copies and ESI Subject to Different Litigation Production Standards?

A Colorado court weighs in on e-discovery objections and whether paper documents are subject to different production requirements than electronic documents.

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Do You Charge Your Clients for Page Numbers? (Your E-discovery Vendor Might)

Of course you do not charge your clients for page numbers. If you tried, they would not tolerate it. So stop paying for them in E-Discovery.

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Are Custom Database Queries Required for Discovery in Litigation?

Litigants responding to document requests are not required to create new documents. However, that rule may not apply to information kept in databases.

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E-Discovery & Legal Ethics – What to Do About It Part 7: Producing ESI

The last entry in a series examining e-discovery concepts addressed in legal ethics opinions. This article examines producing ESI in a recognized format.

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