Philip Favro

March 23, 2018

The eDiscovery Legacy of Judge Andrew Peck: Cooperative Advocacy and Technology

The federal judiciary recently lost one of its more talented members when United States Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck retired from the bench last month. Throughout his judicial career, Judge Peck was at the forefront on discovery practice issues. Various articles and events have celebrated the advancements his opinions made on eDiscovery law.
March 15, 2018

A New Frontier in eDiscovery Ethics: Self-Destructing Messaging Applications

One of the most watched lawsuits in recent memory involved a key ethical issue of which lawyers should be aware: the dangers of using self-destructing messaging applications. In Waymo v. Uber, tech titans Google (Waymo) and Uber waged an epic battle over the future of self-driving vehicle technology. Waymo (Google’s autonomous vehicle unit) claimed Uber stole its self-driving vehicle technology in order to develop
February 22, 2018

Recent Cases Spotlight the Limitations of Discovery Sanctions

Discovery sanctions are often viewed as a litigation game-changer. They seemingly offer a way to tip the scales of justice against a sanctioned party and drive a matter toward settlement. Nevertheless, sanctions have their limitations, particularly if they are not case dispositive.
February 9, 2018

Waymo v. Uber Trade Secret Lawsuit Settles, Provides Guidance on Discovery Strategy

The blockbuster trade secret action over the future of autonomous vehicle technology is finally over. Tech titans Waymo (Google) and Uber, which had battled for almost a year over Waymo’s allegations that Uber stole scores of its self-driving vehicle trade secrets, settled their dispute today.
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