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Authored and edited by eDiscovery expert Doug Austin, eDiscovery Monthly highlights the best of each month's eDiscovery case law, best practices, and trend updates, as published on the highly recognized eDiscovery Daily Blog.
Court Denies Request for Cost Reimbursement for Hosted eDiscovery Database

Court Denies Request for Cost Reimbursement for Hosted eDiscovery Database

In Associated Electric & Gas Insurance Services, et. al. v. BendTec, Inc., No. 14-1602 (D. Minn., Feb. 24, 2016), Minnesota District Judge Michael J. Davis found that the decision in Race Tires America, Inc. v. Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. to deny certain eDiscovery costs to be persuasive and ruled that “the costs of creating and maintaining an electronic platform for e-discovery are not recoverable under § 1920(4)”, denying the prevailing defendant’s request for reimbursement of over $123,000 in costs to maintain their ESI database.

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“Panama Papers” Hack Wasn’t an Inside Job, Says Founding Partner

“Panama Papers” Hack Wasn’t an Inside Job, Says Founding Partner

It seems that everybody is talking about the huge data leak of 11.5 million documents (2.6 total TB of data – that’s right, terabytes) at Panama-based law firm Mossak Fonseca that appears to have exposed illicit offshore holdings of global political leaders and celebrities (among others), dubbed the “Panama Papers”. Now, a founding partner at the firm has indicated that the leak was not an inside job.

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Beep, Beep! Terminating Sanctions against Defendant for Spoliation Affirmed on Appeal

Beep, Beep! Terminating Sanctions against Defendant for Spoliation Affirmed on Appeal

In Roadrunner Transportation Services, Inc. v. Tarwater, Nos. 15-55448 and 14-55529 (9th Cir., Mar. 18, 2016), the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s entry of default judgment and award of attorneys’ fees in favor of the plaintiff, ruling that the district court did not abuse its discretion by entering default judgment as a sanction for the defendant’s deletion of data from his laptop computers . The Ninth Circuit also affirmed the district court’s award of $325,000 in attorneys’ fees to the plaintiff and also affirmed the lower court ruling to limit the plaintiff’s compensatory damages to the four customers specifically identified in the First Amended Complaint.

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Whip Me, Beat Me, Call Me Edna

Whip Me, Beat Me, Call Me Edna

One of the more interesting sessions at this week’s ACEDS conference was the session EDNA Challenge Part 2, where Tania Mabrey, Craig Ball and Tom O’Connor followed up on Craig’s original challenge from seven years ago (discussed in his paper E-Discovery for Everybody: The EDna Challenge) to conduct eDiscovery in a case on a budget of only $1,000. This time, the challenge was to do so at a cost of $5,000. While that might seem like an easier challenge, data volumes have risen dramatically, so it may be even more of a challenge than it was back then.

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Citing Proportionality Concerns, Court Grants Plaintiff’s Motion for Protective Order

Citing Proportionality Concerns, Court Grants Plaintiff’s Motion for Protective Order

In Noble Roman’s, Inc. v. Hattenhauer Distrib. Co., No. 1:14-cv-01734-WTL-DML (S.D. Ind. Mar. 24, 2016), Indiana Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch, citing proportionality concerns, granted the plaintiff’s motion for a protective order and ordered that the defendant was prohibited from obtaining the discovery sought by the defendant’s subpoenas from a major shareholder of the plaintiff.

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Nearly Two Thirds of Confirmed Data Breaches Were Related to Password Issues

Nearly Two Thirds of Confirmed Data Breaches Were Related to Password Issues

You’ve got to love a report that starts with the Yogi Berra quote “It’s like déjà vu, all over again.” Sadly, when it comes to data breaches, it seems like that statement – however redundant – is more true than ever. Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report doesn’t waste any time providing useful statistics regarding the state of data breaches – they state right on the cover of the report that “89% of breaches had a financial or espionage motive.” Honestly, I’m surprised it’s not higher. Another notable stat is that “63% of confirmed data breaches involved weak, default or stolen passwords.”

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