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Professionalism and eDiscovery: Going beyond ethical considerations

Professionalism and eDiscovery: Going beyond ethical considerations

| July 31, 2012

During the last few years, there has been much discussion, and even some interesting debates, about ethical eDiscovery issues.  Much focus has been on the topics of duties to preserve records, duties to disclose records, and the state Rules of Professional Conduct.  But, I believe it is not sufficient to consider only the ethical issues involved.  We must […]

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New York Appellate Court: Disintegration of Business Relationship Requires Preservation of ESI

New York Appellate Court: Disintegration of Business Relationship Requires Preservation of ESI

| March 8, 2012

Recently in VOOM v. EchoStar, 2012 NY Slip Op. 00658 (Jan. 31, 2012) the Supreme Court, Appellate Division of New York entered upheld a lower court’s decision imposing sanctions against EchoStar for spoliation of ESI. The most striking portion of this decision is the requirement that when a business relationship disintegrates and a party terminates […]

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Linear Review is an Outdated Methodology

Linear Review is an Outdated Methodology

| January 5, 2011

As we trudge through the first week of 2011, I am going through my list of Blog posts that I wanted to comment on and the December 28, 2010 post on Linear Review by Venkat Rangan, Clearwell Systems CTO, seemed like a good place to start 2011.  The post titled, “Reinventing Review in Electronic Discovery”  […]

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Standards Need to Emerge for Collecting and Processing Electronically Stored Evidence (ESE)

Standards Need to Emerge for Collecting and Processing Electronically Stored Evidence (ESE)

| October 9, 2009

Most litigators and their litigation support staff that have been practicing over the past 5-10 years could probably teach a class on the process of preservation, collection, processing, review and production of paper evidence. Or, at least they could stand at a whiteboard and draw a basic workflow diagram of the basic steps. However, with […]

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Electronic Data Discovery Workflow and Best Practices

Electronic Data Discovery Workflow and Best Practices

| October 28, 2008

Over the past twenty four (24) months I have had the opportunity to meet with law firms, the litigation and IT departments of the Fortune 2000, regional litigation service providers, eDiscovery consultants and eDiscovery technology vendors to discuss the current state and technologies of eDiscovery.  Based upon these discussions, I have come to the conclusion […]

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The Global Financial Crisis of 2008 Will Provide a Windfall to eDiscovery Market

The Global Financial Crisis of 2008 Will Provide a Windfall to eDiscovery Market

| September 24, 2008

With the global financial crisis of 2008 in full swing, I predict that eDiscovery providers worldwide will see a windfall for years to come.    The very nature of the financial industry will provide billions of pages of paper and exabytes of electronically stored information (ESI) stored all over the world for eDiscovery professionals to uncover, […]

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The Cost of eDiscovery

The Cost of eDiscovery

| September 10, 2008

As we approach the two(2) year anniversary of the December 2006 changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP), it has been interesting and somewhat educational to follow the tremendous confusion and the dramatic changes in the cost of processing Electronically Stored Information (ESI). As I have been claiming, the changes to the FRCP […]

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eDiscovery Confounds Companies and Their Lawyers

eDiscovery Confounds Companies and Their Lawyers

| August 8, 2008

As an excellent adjunct to my Blog entries over the past several weeks regarding how corporate council within the Global 5000 and their associated outside council are dealing with the eDiscovery Paradigm Shift, Neil Roiter, Senior Technology Editor at SearchSecurity.com recently wrote a great aritlce titled “E-discovery still confounds companies and their lawyers“. Mr. Roiter […]

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In Search of Integrated Conceptual eDiscovery Search Technology

In Search of Integrated Conceptual eDiscovery Search Technology

| May 10, 2008

Over the past 6 months I have been investigating cost effective, integrated conceptual eDiscovery search technology delivered under a SaaS model. The basis for this investigation is to identify a way to extend the current capabilities of eDiscovery search through a forward thinking search technology that can be tightly integrated on the same Microsoft stack […]

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Kazeon Press Release Focuses Attention on the Cost of a Latte and the Falling Cost of eDiscovery

Kazeon Press Release Focuses Attention on the Cost of a Latte and the Falling Cost of eDiscovery

| May 6, 2008

Like lots of other eDiscovery professionals this morning, I had to do a double take when I read the press release today from Kazeon announcing their new partnership with Attenex, titled, “Attenex and Kazeon Announce eDiscovery Alliance“. The double take was caused by the fact that Kazeon announced that they can deliver industry-leading price/performance for […]

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