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

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)? […]
December 10, 2014

Courts: Production of ESI May Involve “Reasonable Technical Support”

Samuel Pero sued his employer, Norfolk Southern Railway, for personal injuries sustained while trying to remove a tree blocking railroad tracks.  During discovery, Pero requested video […]
December 4, 2014

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 […]
October 20, 2014

Court: Privileged Docs Must be Returned but OK to Use Knowledge Learned From Them

A New York federal court ordered the recipient of inadvertently produced privileged documents to return them, but permitted use of knowledge learned from them.  In Stinson v. […]
September 23, 2014

E-Discovery Production Format: Opportunity Only Knocks Once

    Although often overlooked, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and many state e-discovery rules specifically state that litigants are only obligated to produce electronically […]
July 1, 2014

Ten E-Discovery Issues to Address During Rule 26(f) and Other Discovery Conferences

10 things for counsel to consider when preparing for a FRCP 26(f) or and potential topics of discussion for the session.