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July Pop Quiz Answers! – eDiscovery Trends

Yesterday, we gave you a pop quiz for the topics we’ve covered in the past month.  If you’re reading the blog each day, these questions should be easy!  Let’s see how you did.  Here are the answers.


1.  In Cottle-Banks v. Cox Commc’ns, Inc., the plaintiff’s motion for spolation sanctions was denied because:


A. The defendant didn’t have an obligation to preserve the call recordings

B. The defendant didn’t have a culpable state of mind

C. The plaintiff was unable to show that the deleted recordings would have been relevant

D. None of the above


2.  How can you ensure that Word’s smart quotes won’t disrupt your search with garbage characters?


A. Disable the automatic changing of quotes to smart quotes in Word

B. Perform a “find and replace” of smart quotes to regular quotes in a text editor

C. Copy the word doc into a text editor, then convert to ASCII

D. All of the above


3.  Which of the following is NOT a proportionality factor in the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure, as spelled out in PTSI, Inc. v. Haley?


A. The total net worth of the producing party at the time the case was filed

B. The nature and scope of the litigation, including the importance and complexity of the issues and the amounts at stake

C. The relevance of electronically stored information and its importance to the court’s adjudication in the given case

D. The ease of producing electronically stored information and whether substantially similar information is available with less burden


4.  Which proposed Federal rule to be amended would require that courts allow discovery that is “proportional to the needs of the case”?


A. Rule 26(b)(1)

B. Rule 26(b)(2)(C)(iii)

C. Rule 37(e)

D. Rule 37(b)(2)(A)


5.  In which case were the parties disputing whether an eDiscovery vendor could work for both sides in the same case?


A. Lazette v. Kulmatycki

B. Gordon v. Kaleida Health

C. Harry Weiss, Inc. v. Moskowitz

D. Hart v. Dillon Cos


6.  How many times has the EDRM Talent Task Matrix been downloaded since it was introduced in January?


A. Less than 250

B. More than 250, but less than 500

C. More than 500, but less than 1,000

D. More than 1,000


7.  Which of the following is NOT a challenge when producing documents?


A. Courts and opposing counsel are increasingly demanding ‘native file productions’

B. Native files can be altered (either intentionally or not)

C. Native files don’t provide enough metadata

D. Native files cannot be redacted


8.  Which of the following is a problem that needs to be addressed to review electronic files?


A. Image only electronic files such as TIFF or image-only PDF files have no searchable text

B. Outlook Emails require processing to break them out into individual files

C. In almost every collection, there are some files that cannot be processed or searched

D. All of the above are problems


9.  Which of the following is NOT a question that CloudNine Discovery asks our clients before processing their data?


A. Should de-duplication performed at the case or the custodian level?

B. Should Outlook emails be extracted in MSG or PST format?

C. What time zone should we use for email extraction?

D. Should we perform OCR for image-only files that don’t have corresponding text?


10. According to Rob Robinson’s eDiscovery Market Size Mashup, how big will the eDiscovery Software and Services market be in 2017?


A. $2.78 Billion

B. $5.53 Billion

C. $7.03 Billion

D. $9.81 Billion



How did you do?  Next month, you’ll get another chance with August topics.  As always, please let us know if you have questions or comments, or if there are specific topics you’d like to see covered.

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