April 29, 2019
Text message preservation for civil litigation has never been more important. Court decisions emphasizing the importance of preserving relevant texts are seemingly issued on a weekly basis. However, beyond issuing a litigation hold, many lawyers have no idea how to undertake some of the most basic functions to ensure relevant text messages are preserved. The inability of counsel to advise clients how to keep relevant texts leaves parties vulnerable to data loss and court sanctions. This is an unfortunate result, though one that can be remedied if counsel are willing to become educated on some basic digital age functionality.
April 22, 2019
Proportionality is an important doctrine that is increasingly being used to reduce the burdens of preserving relevant electronically stored information (ESI). Widely accepted as a measure for balancing the benefits and burdens of production, some courts have applied proportionality standards to relieve parties from preserving certain categories of ESI.
March 19, 2019
We have heard it now for over ten years. Parties need the protection of a non-waiver order under Federal Rule of Evidence 502(d). Nevertheless, clients and counsel who are unaware of possible pitfalls surrounding Rule 502(d) non-waiver orders (“502(d) orders”) could find themselves assuming the cost of an adversary’s privilege review, uncertain about what evidence they can use to prepare their case, or burdened by notice and clawback procedures.
January 31, 2019
With the New Year upon us, it is worth looking back at some of the key eDiscovery cases from 2018 and examining the lessons they offer going forward in 2019.
January 21, 2019
It is easy to mistake the term Information Governance as some newfangled business-speak for combining the business functions of Legal & Regulatory Compliance with Records & Information Management (“RIM” or “RM”). Or maybe it’s combining RIM and Legal? Or maybe it’s IT, RIM, Compliance and Legal -- including eDiscovery? Information Governance includes all those elements, and so much more.