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See what I did there? ;o) Regardless, while it may seem too early to talk about snow and snowflakes, believe it or not, parts of our country have already seen their first snowfall of the season! We all know how unique each snowflake is. According to this recent article from Compliance, you could go so far as to say that eDiscovery workflows are that unique as well. The post That’s Snow Joke! There are a
Time for another thought leader interview on eDiscovery Today!  My latest interview was with somebody with more than 20 years of experience managing eDiscovery services for corporations, software and service providers! Daniel Pelc serves clients as the Director of Client Solutions and Integration for HaystackID. In this role, he collaborates with sales teams and clients […] The post Thought Leader Interview with Daniel Pelc of HaystackID: eDiscovery Trends and Best Practices appeared first on eDiscovery
Has the new Work from Home (WFH) world we’re all living in during the pandemic wreaked havoc on your process to prepare for litigation? Has it completely wrecked your process for data preservation with so many remote sources of ESI to consider? If so, then consider checking out this webinar next Thursday with a terrific panel! The post Here’s a Webinar That Will Help You Prepare for Litigation in Our New WFH World: eDiscovery Webinars
In Pfaff, et al. v. Merck & Co., et al., No. 20-mc-80148-AGT (N.D. Cal. Sept. 28, 2020), California Magistrate Judge Alex G. Tse denied the plaintiff’s motion to quash a subpoena on the company at which the plaintiff’s husband (the subject of a products liability and wrongful death action related to his suicide allegedly being caused by his use of Merck’s prescription drug Propecia), finding “The documents that Merck seeks from Trace3 are relevant to…
The Sedona Conference® (TSC) and its Working Group 1 on Electronic Document Retention & Production (WG1) has now published the Final Version of The Sedona Conference Commentary on Rule 45 Subpoenas to Non-Parties, Second Edition. The post The Sedona Conference Has a Final Commentary on Rule 45 Subpoenas to Non-Parties: eDiscovery Best Practices appeared first on eDiscovery Today by Doug Austin.…
Two days, two topics from Rob Robinson’s terrific Complex Discovery site. Not surprisingly, merger, acquisition, and investment (M&A+I) events were down drastically in Q2 2020 (only 3 events) as compared to Q2 2019 (13 events) when we were just entering the pandemic. But, Q3 of 2020 is a different story. The post The Pandemic Didn’t Keep the Merger and Acquisition Activity Down for Long: eDiscovery Trends appeared first on eDiscovery Today by Doug Austin.…
Fall is here! Which means it’s time for the Fall 2020 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey, published (as always) on Rob Robinson’s terrific Complex Discovery site. So, has the confidence of individuals working in the eDiscovery ecosystem in the business of eDiscovery rebounded from the doldrums from last quarter’s COVID-19 influenced survey results? Let’s see. The post Is Business Confidence Optimism Set Up for a “Fall”?: eDiscovery Trends appeared first on eDiscovery Today by Doug Austin
The volume of data stored as audio and video files has grown considerably in recent years. That growth has “mushroomed” in 2020, with so many meetings being conducted and recorded via Zoom and other web conferencing platforms. Discovery of this critical source of evidence can no longer be dismissed. But, what are the challenges and considerations for effective discovery of audio and video files, what do courts expect regarding their discoverability, and how can technology…
In his new blog post on his excellent Ball in Your Court blog, Craig Ball states: “Regular readers may tire of my extolling the virtues of native forms of production; but battleships turn slowly, and this one must yet be turned.” Craig has covered those virtues many times over the years and the pitfalls of “TIFF+” productions, but this time, he literally swears by it. The post Craig Ball Swears By Native Format Production. Literally.:
“Judging” by these cases and our panel, tomorrow’s EDRM October monthly case law webinar (with Tom O’Connor, Mary Mack, Hon. Andrew Peck (Ret.) and me) is going to be a very interesting discussion! The post “Judging” by the Panel, Tomorrow’s EDRM Case Law Webinar Should Be Very Exciting!: eDiscovery Webinars appeared first on eDiscovery Today by Doug Austin.…