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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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e-Book: What You Can Do In-House to Stay On Budget & Mitigate Risk

We’re back from a great week at the ACC Annual Meeting in Los Angeles and wanted to share with you the e-book we launched at this year’s conference.

Exclusive new #ebook from @LLMinc – Reducing Costs & Assessing Risks in-house http://t.co/Kimveku8Ah #ACCAM13

— LLM, Inc. (@LLMinc) October 28, 2013

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Acts of Faith: Good-Faith vs. Bad-Faith Data Destruction in Recent Court Cases and the New Amendments to the FRCP

Have you read our latest article on cases and FRCP amendments that have shaped legal hold expectations?

“As e-discovery continues to evolve, so do the rules surrounding it. For example, between 2003 and 2004, United States District Judge Shira Scheindlin wrote five groundbreaking opinions that greatly affected the way duty to preserve [...]

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