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eDiscovery Daily First Ever Call for Important Case Law

We’ve already covered 21 eDiscovery related case law decisions so far this year (18 of them are case law decisions that happened this year, 3 of them covered early in the year were decisions from last year).  Believe it or not, that’s less than we’ve usually covered by this point in the year.  But, have we covered the most important case rulings so far this year?  Do you have one or more favorite case law decisions so far this year?  Now is your chance to weigh in and tell us about it!

Usually, we pick the cases to cover and I think we generally do a pretty good job of picking important case law decisions with regard to eDiscovery.  So far this year, we’ve covered a case where the plaintiff wanted to email all of the defendant employees to request relevant ESI, where one plaintiff’s case was dismissed after she was found to have manufactured text messages, an appellate court reversed a lower court ruling and ordered the plaintiff to turn over private photos on Facebook, a ruling regarding warrantless cell phone searches at the US border, a ruling involving the deletion of “sock puppet” social media accounts by an infringing author and a case where the defendant owners of a fishing boat were told by the court that their request for ESI after an incident on their boat amounted to “fishing” (what else would you expect?).  :o)

However, while it would be great to cover every case law decision, we want to cover other stories as well.  As a result, we are simply going to miss covering some important case law decisions.  But, have we missed any of the most important ones (at least in your view)?  If so, we want to hear from you.

Next month, Tom O’Connor and I will conduct a webcast covering important case law decisions from the first half of 2018.  We plan to do it the week of July 23rd, which is Shark Week on the Discovery Channel and “Case Week” for us (why? because it’s fun!).  If you think there is an important case from this year so far that needs to be covered, we want to hear from you!  The sooner, the better as we would like to cover the case on eDiscovery Daily before Tom and I discuss it during next month’s webcast.  So, if you have a favorite case so far from 2018, or two of them, or even several of them, please let us know.

So, what do you think?  Do you have any favorite cases from 2018 so far?  If so, please share those!  Or any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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