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So, that’s why they call it “spring”! It’s time for the Spring 2021 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey, published (as always) on Rob Robinson’s terrific Complex Discovery site.  Has the confidence of individuals working in the eDiscovery ecosystem in the business of eDiscovery continued to rebound from the COVID-19 doldrums that have influenced survey results recently?  You tell me! The post The Spring 2021 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey May Indicate That the COVID-19 Effect on eDiscovery
In Little Bay Lobster v. Rhys, Maine Magistrate Judge John H. Rich III granted the Motion to Quash from nonparty Greenhead Lobster, LLC (“Greenhead”, a competitor of the plaintiff) for the plaintiff’s Rule 45 third party subpoena and denied the plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Greenhead to respond to the subpoena as well. The post Court Grants Motion to Quash Third Party Subpoena of Plaintiff Competitor: eDiscovery Case Law appeared first on eDiscovery Today by Doug
There were 889 case law decisions involving proportionality disputes in 2020, which is even more than sanctions disputes last year!  So, the need for proportional discovery is greater than ever and that starts with actual collection of ESI.  Here is a webinar tomorrow which will discuss targeted, automated and proportional collection for modern eDiscovery! The post Oh, TAP! Here’s a Webinar Tomorrow for Targeted, Automated, and Proportional Collection for Discovery: eDiscovery Webinars appeared first on…
This week’s blog post for IPRO’s blog is about the best way to eliminate disputes in discovery – ESI protocols!  If you know your Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), you know that Rule 26(f) dictates a “conference of the parties” (also known as the “meet and confer”), and that’s where the ESI protocol comes in – it is the document that formalizes how issues related to ESI will be handled in your case. The…
It’s a rare three-post day (or maybe not so rare!), but I missed this announcement earlier in the week and wanted to circle back and cover it!  As discussed in this post back in January covering a topic by Compliance, contract analytics, review, and lifecycle management have become increasingly important since the COVID-19 pandemic, so their announcement here certainly makes a lot of sense, given the current business landscape! The post Compliance Launches Contract Analytics,
It’s event day!  In Houston, the Summit was the basketball arena where the Houston Rockets won back-to-back championships in the ‘90s (they are certainly extremely far from a championship this year(!) and that arena is now a megachurch).  But the Everlaw Summit: Illuminate 2021 event later this month has over 20 top legal industry experts in various sessions related to litigation and investigations trends and best practices! The post Less Than Three Weeks to the
As overtaxed compliance and legal officers face growing data-related challenges, information governance initiatives in support of regulatory and corporate compliance are more important than ever.  Here’s a webcast that illustrates the new rules and tools for AI and compliance! The post Here’s a Webcast That Shows You How AI Can Reduce Compliance Risk: eDiscovery Webcasts appeared first on eDiscovery Today by Doug Austin.…
Remember yesterday, when I told you that Cobra Legal Solutions has become a force to be reckoned with in the legal and eDiscovery communities?  Let’s just say “that escalated quickly”!  😉  Below is their second press announcement in two days – this time to announce strategic investment from Blue Sage Capital! The post Cobra Legal Solutions Announces Strategic Investment from Blue Sage Capital appeared first on eDiscovery Today by Doug Austin.…
The Supreme Court sided with Google in an $8 billion copyright dispute with Oracle on Monday.  While that in itself doesn’t have any eDiscovery significance, this case has taken many twists and turns over the years and, at one time, Oracle had what appeared to be a smoking gun email inadvertently produced to them by Google.  In the end, it didn’t matter. The post SCOTUS Ruling Takes the Final Bullet Out of the Oracle Smoking