Paper Chase: Failure to Follow Rule 34

As Judge Paul S. Grewal stated in his order re: motion to compel in Venture Corporation LTD, et al., v. James P. Barrett, while many law professionals may not be familiar with the more obscure Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (ex: Stenographic Transcript as Evidence), they should know Rule 34 well. Such was not the […]

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Judge Facciola Schools Students on the Disruptive Changes Affecting e-Discovery

U.S. Magistrate Judge John Facciola, who has served on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia since 1997, spoke to a class of law students at the University of Florida Levin College of Law about Technology and eDiscovery Competence.

The Judge reflected on what he has seen over the last 17 years.

According […]

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Cause for Celebration: Rule 26(f)

As we enter August, we anticipate a notable inaugural anniversary next month: the proposed Pilot pertaining to the Model ESI Discovery Order and Checklist for Rule 26(f). Initiated by the United States Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, this checklist has already proven to be a valuable, sustainable and reasonable method for ensuring the […]

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It’s Done: Amendment to Rule 37(e) Revised and Approved

On April 10 and 11, the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules met in Portland, Ore., to review proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and make key final decisions. Of particular significance was the work around Rule 37(e), also known as the “safe harbor” provision.

As the Discovery Subcommittee Report on Rule 37(e) […]

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LLM at iACC Conference 2014!

We’re back from an exciting corporate counsel conference in San Francisco, the Institute for Advanced Corporate Counsel (iACC) Conference. Lindsay Stevens, our Director of Software Development, spoke about the upcoming FRCP Amendments and how they affect the litigation hold and preservation compliance processes.

We wanted to share with you some of the resources used for […]

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Rising from the Bay State’s Shores: the Clawback Provision and Optional Meet and Confers

This past September, while the bearded ones were marching toward a World Series title, the Massachusetts Rules of Civil Procedure adopted a series of amendments as they relate to electronically stored information (ESI) and electronic discovery. These amendments will take effect on January 1, 2014.

As the volume of ESI grows, so can the difficulty […]

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