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Industry-specific articles use jargon and acronyms that can be intimidating at first glance. We wanted to make eDiscovery a little easier to understand, so we created this blog series to take you through the most common terminology used in the eDiscovery world. Media: Media is the kind of device used to store electronic information. Hard drives, backup tapes, and DVDs are all examples. Meet & Confer: This is a required conversation in federal courts at…
e-Discovery news is everywhere, and when you read it, it can sometimes feel like information overload from all the industry specific jargon and acronyms. What good is reading information if you don’t understand what’s being said? We wanted to take you through the most common terminology from A to Z used in the eDiscovery world in this series of blog posts. Early Case Assessment (ECA): This includes a variety of tools or methods for investigating…
Organizing the process to replace Kitec piping is a serious and expensive endeavour. Recently, on March 21, 2019, an Ontario court considered the issue of fairness in an alleged tender process for a large contract to remove the Kitec piping. The Facts In Jermark v. Metropolitan, 2019 ONSC 1810, the Court grappled with the allegation that the condo corporation was unfair in selecting a contractor to proceed with the remediation. In 2013, the corporation…
e-Discovery news is everywhere, and sometimes when you read it, it can feel like information overload from all the technical terms and jargon. What good is reading that information if you can’t even understand what it’s saying? In this series of blog posts, we wanted to take you through the most common terminology from A […] The post The A-Z’s of eDiscovery: A-D appeared first on Parcels.…
New Jersey Governor Signs Bill Impacting Non-Disclosure Agreements in Harassment Settlements and Arbitration Provisions Over a year after its initial introduction, and after enough time to draw speculation (and perhaps some dust) on Governor Murphy’s desk, the Governor has signed Bill S121 into law.  The primary function of the law, which passed the Senate in June of 2018 with a near-unanimous 34-1 vote, is to prohibit and render unenforceable non-disclosure agreements in employment contracts or…
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year for specified family and medical reasons. It is the employer’s obligation to designate leave as FMLA-qualifying. The employer must provide notice to the employee within five business days after the employer has information to determine that the leave is being taken for a FMLA-qualifying reason.  The FMLA also permits employers…
While courts remain split on the scope and function of an “automatic telephone dialing system” (ATDS) under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 2019 began with a well-reasoned decision limiting the scope of an ATDS and another dismissing a plaintiff’s TCPA claim based on his failure to adequately plead the defendant’s use of an ATDS in the subject communications.  I.             Thompson-Harbach v. USAA Federal Savings Bank, 2019 WL 148711 (N.D. Iowa Jan. 1,…
NYDFS Departing Superintendent Gives Parting Gift: Whistleblowing Policy Guidelines On January 7, 2019, the Superintendent of New York’s Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), Maria Vullo, who has since been replaced by Governor Cuomo, gave a parting gift to all companies that are regulated by the DFS: Guidance on whistleblowing programs that must be part of the “comprehensive compliance program” for all DFS-regulated financial service companies. (See Whistleblower Guidance).  NYDFS regulates, supervises and if necessary…
Recovering Your Firm’s Reputation After a Cybersecurity Breach When you’re staring down the barrel of a crisis, your law firm’s reputation and business hang in the balance. To manage the crisis effectively, you have to be prepared, have a playbook in place, and know the right questions to ask. Presented by Jaffe’s Senior Vice Presidents Kathy O’Brien and Lisa Altman, and special guest Law360 reporter Allison Grande, the webinar will explore a hypothetical cybersecurity breach…
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