Philip Favro

June 7, 2018
Importance Of Effective Information Retention Policies

New Case Highlights the Importance of an Effective Information Retention Program

A consistent information governance lesson that courts have emphasized for decades is the need to develop an effective records retention program. Such a program should result in the retention of information based on its value to the enterprise, together with other information that may be required to satisfy legal or regulatory retention obligations. When coupled with a data map, information retention policies provide a transparent and logical organization of company data that can benefit the enterprise in any number of ways.
March 28, 2018

Surfing for Sanctions under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e)

After the enactment in 2015 of amended Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37(e), sanctions for failing to preserve relevant electronically stored information (ESI) could only be considered if a preserving party “failed to take reasonable steps to preserve it.” Since that time, parties have sought to better understand how courts would interpret the phrase “reasonable steps to preserve.” A new case from the shores of one of
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
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