Yearly Archives: 2011

Top Ten E-Discovery Lessons For 2011

            As we bid adieu to 2011, the news and entertainment world is a flurry with the year’s greatest hits and most memorable, or un-memorable, moments. In the spirit of the season, and with homage to the great David Letterman, here

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The Importance of Negotiating with Your Adversaries: New Jersey Federal Court Spares Plaintiff a Large-Scale Document Review

  We live in a digital world where smartphones are the norm and email access is seemingly as important as food and water. This increase in usage of email and the amount of electronic data requires companies to develop ways to

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E-Discovery Abuses Result in Permissive Adverse Inference Instruction

At 3:40 on the morning of April 3, 2003, Tamara Greene, an exotic dancer, was shot multiple times and killed while sitting in a car at the intersection of Roselawn and West Outer Drive in Detroit. According to the complaint filed

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Post at Your Own Risk: Pennsylvania Court Permits Discovery of Information on Personal Facebook Profile

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ESI in the Criminal Context: A Call for Clarification

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Document Preservation: Spoliation and the “Ultimate Sanction”

The proper preservation of electronic data for discovery has become an increasing source of contention between parties. Two recent cases illustrate the importance of mindfully preserving electronic data during discovery.  In Gentex Corp. v. Sutter, No. 3:07-CV-1269, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS

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Weighing Burdens and Benefits in Hard Drive Preservation Dispute

Although deleted data can be recovered – perhaps at significant cost – destroyed data is likely gone forever. Perhaps it is for this reason that a recent federal court was reluctant to apply a strict proportionality test to a preservation dispute.

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Cost-Benefit Analysis Adopted by the New York Supreme Court for Determining When a Nonparty Must Undertake the Burden and Expense of Recovering Deleted ESI

The production of electronically stored information (“ESI”) that has been deleted is potentially very expensive and time consuming. Often outside computer forensics experts are required to assist with the recovery of the deleted data and the routine business of the party

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Ensuring Discovery Compliance: Sanctions Relating to Past, Present, and Future Adverse Parties

Monetary sanctions, attorneys fees, and adverse inference jury instructions are the more common type of sanctions imposed on litigants for the spoliation of evidence, or not producing relevant documents. Recently, however, a court has increased the severity and impact of

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