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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.
Is Search Still Important in eDiscovery? Say Yes: eDiscovery Best Practices

Is Search Still Important in eDiscovery? Say Yes: eDiscovery Best Practices

With the acceptance of predictive coding and other technology assisted review mechanisms growing over the past few years, some feel that keyword search is no longer important as a “key” (pun intended) component of the eDiscovery process. In a new article published last week, I discussed why search is so important in eDiscovery and why law firms and e-discovery companies need better search solutions.

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Virginia Politician’s Screen Grab Shows Porn Sites in Browser, He Gives ‘Testy’ Response

Virginia Politician’s Screen Grab Shows Porn Sites in Browser, He Gives ‘Testy’ Response

Virginia politician Mike Webb is running for Congressman in Virginia’s 8th District. On his Facebook page, he recently posted about Curzon Staffing Agency and how his difficulties in pursuing a job related to his decision to run for office. He even posted a picture of a Yahoo search he “screen captured” regarding the staffing agency to his “Mike Webb for Congress” Facebook account. Only one problem – he forgot to close his porn tabs first.

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Defendant Ordered to Issue Litigation Hold, Respond to Discovery Requests

Defendant Ordered to Issue Litigation Hold, Respond to Discovery Requests

In Bruner v. American Honda Motor Co., No. 1:15-00499-N (S.D.Ala. May 12, 2016), Alabama Magistrate Judge Katherine P. Nelson granted the plaintiffs’ motion to compel response to discovery requests for email, to perform additional searches, and to implement a litigation hold on the email accounts for relevant individuals to the case.

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Here’s How You Can Catch our Webinar on How Automation is Revolutionizing eDiscovery

Here’s How You Can Catch our Webinar on How Automation is Revolutionizing eDiscovery

We had a terrific turnout for our special webinar on Wednesday conducted by Rob Robinson and me titled Faster, Cheaper, Better: How Automation is Revolutionizing eDiscovery, hosted by the Organization of Legal Professionals (OLP)! But, not all of you could make it. We get it – you’re busy. No worries, you can check it out on demand within this post!

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Former IT Administrator Found Guilty for Deleting Files, Faces Possible Jail Time

Former IT Administrator Found Guilty for Deleting Files, Faces Possible Jail Time

Here’s a case where a former IT administrator was found guilty by a Texas jury for deleting files – while still employed by the company – and faces possible jail time! As covered by Wired last week, a jury in the trial of Michael Thomas found him guilty of violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a verdict with a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and up to $250,000 in restitution payments. However, in this case, he’s accused of deleting a collection of his employer’s files before leaving his job as a systems administrator at an auto dealership software firm.

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Court Settles Dispute Between Parties on Number of Custodians to Search and Produce

Court Settles Dispute Between Parties on Number of Custodians to Search and Produce

In Family Wireless #1, LLC et. al. v. Automotive Technologies, Inc., No. 15-01310 (D. Conn., May 19, 2016), Connecticut Magistrate Judge Sarah A. L. Merriam partially granted the plaintiff’s motion to compel the defendant to search and produce ESI from additional custodians, finding that “three of the six proposed custodians’ files are likely to include information relevant to this matter, and defendant has not met its burden of showing that inclusion of these three individuals would be unduly burdensome”.

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Here’s One Group of People Who May Not Be a Fan of Big Data Analytics

Here’s One Group of People Who May Not Be a Fan of Big Data Analytics

Most of us love the idea of big data analytics and how it can ultimately benefit us, not just in the litigation process, but in business and life overall. But, there may be one group of people who may not be as big a fan of big data analytics as the rest of us: criminals who are being sentenced at least partly on the basis of predictive data analysis regarding the likelihood that they will be a repeat offender.

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