The Federal Court of Appeals just released a model order for patent litigation e-discovery reform. On Tuesday the Federal Circuit Advisory Council unanimously voted for the model in hopes that eventually many federal courts will come to use it and more efficient e-discovery standards will take hold.
Some of the more interesting limits the model order [...]
Yesterday we attended a webinar called The Future of E-Discovery: Top Ten Trends and Predictions. Maura Grossman, Counsel at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, and Ron Hedges, former US Magistrate Judge, spoke on varying topics that have been foremost in the minds of the e-discovery world lately.
Grossman was at the Federal Civil Rules Committee meeting [...]
The group Lawyers for Civil Justice published their opinions on current attempts at e-discovery reform and did not hold back their frustration. LCJ insists that the scope of required discovery must be greatly narrowed in order to start solving today’s extensive discovery problems. The Girard Proposals have proffered certain amendments, but for LCJ these changes [...]
PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) is raising fees by 25%, from 8¢ to 10¢ per page, in order to accommodate an increasing need for system support. The rise in cost will also go towards developing the next level of electronic case filing. PACER fees last rose in 2005 from 7¢ to 8¢.
In an [...]
Lindsay Stevens’ recent presentation at the Virtual Corporate Counsel Forum mentioned the importance of sampling to validate the e-Discovery processes starting from collection and data targeting through the review stages. If you would like to know more about statistical sampling, particularly in reference to e-Discovery check out some of the guides provided by litigation organizations [...]
Sony is forcing online gamers to waive rights to filing class-action lawsuits. The move came after suits sparked by several instances of hacking in the past year, one of which made data vulnerable for 75 million users. As a result, customers filed a class-action lawsuit for the loss of their personal information, a week-long period [...]