A prevailing defendant in a business lawsuit could not recover the vast majority of its discovery expenses relating to the collection of electronically stored information, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming judgment.
Ever-evolving and constantly growing, electronic discovery presents a variety of challenges for litigators.
Published: February 22, 2013
Tags: antitrust, class actions, e-discovery, environmental litigation, Foreign Corrupt Practice Act, government contracts, in-house counsel, international trade, labor and employment, patents, torts, toxic torts, trade secrets, whistleblowers, white collar crime
A 2013 litigation forecast for in-house counsel predicts “no end in sight” for wage and hour litigation, a growing sophistication in trade secret theft and new spoliation challenges in e-discovery.
In the first case to approve the use of predictive coding over a party’s objection, a Virginia state court judge has signed off on the defense’s computer-assisted review results.
Published: February 19, 2013
Tags: CLE, computer-assisted review, e-discovery, electronic discovery, electronically stored information, ESI, Facebook, iPad, iPad apps, iPad mini, legal technology, LegalTech, practice management, predictive coding, settlements, social media, technology
Lawyers USA reports on items of interest to solos and small firm attorneys from the annual LegalTech conference, including software that can predict where a case will settle.
Less than one year after a federal court judge issued a seminal electronic discovery decision blessing the use of computer-assisted review, the technology is already appearing in courts across the country.
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has announced new guidelines regarding the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI).
In another example of courts and litigants struggling with the boundaries of discoverability of social media, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a motion seeking to limit a discovery order.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck of the Southern District of New York made headlines earlier this year when he became the first to issue a reported opinion in support of computer-assisted coding and review for electronic discovery.
Reflecting the always-changing world of technology, electronic discovery presents new challenges for lawyers in 2013. At the forefront: social media evidence, smartphone data and the judicial blessing of a new form of discovery review.