October 17, 2014

What is a .pst File?

When e-mail messages are collected for review in litigation, they are often delivered to attorneys or their e-discovery vendors in .pst files.  These “personal storage tables” […]
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 […]
October 10, 2014

What is Unallocated and Slack Space on a Computer Hard Drive?

Generally, under both federal and state rules of civil procedure, parties are obligated only to produce electronically stored information (ESI) that is reasonably accessible.  For instance […]
October 3, 2014

7 Uses for E-Discovery Software Other Than Reviewing Documents

The obvious and main use of e-discovery software is to identify electronic documents and other ESI (electronically stored information) relevant to a legal matter.  However, even […]
September 29, 2014

What is a Load File?

Attorneys dealing with electronic discovery (e-discovery) often produce electronic documents with “load files.”  But, what is a load file?  In short, it is a file that […]
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 […]
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.
May 27, 2014

Must ESI be Organized and Labeled to Correspond to Categories of Document Requests?

With increasing frequency, courts are being asked to compel parties responding to document requests to label electronically stored information (ESI) to correspond to the document requests […]