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In addition to its software and professional services, CloudNine also provides extensive education to eDiscovery practitioners as highlighted by its publication of the eDiscovery Daily Blog. Authored and edited by industry expert Doug Austin, the eDiscovery Daily is the go-to resource for thousands of eDiscovery and eDisclosure professionals seeking to keep up with the latest news and case law in the world of digital discovery.
Welcome to Relativity Fest 2019!: eDiscovery Trends
Welcome to Relativity Fest 2019!: eDiscovery Trends 335 99 Doug Austin

The 2019 Relativity Fest conference is here! Actually, it started yesterday, with a few events, including the Welcome Reception. Today, we have a full slate of sessions to talk about and CloudNine is once again here as a Sponsor and Exhibitor. Let’s check out some of the sessions lined up for today.

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Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad acquire the EDRM from Duke Law: eDiscovery Breaking News
Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad acquire the EDRM from Duke Law: eDiscovery Breaking News 255 76 Doug Austin

It’s a rare two-post day for us at eDiscovery Daily, but this news is worth it. Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad, the former executive director and former vice president of client engagement, respectively, of The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) today announced that they have acquired the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) from the Bolch Judicial Institute at Duke Law School.

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Want to Start Planning for eDiscovery Events in 2020? Here’s a Preliminary List of Events: eDiscovery Trends
Want to Start Planning for eDiscovery Events in 2020? Here’s a Preliminary List of Events: eDiscovery Trends 342 342 Doug Austin

It’s budget season, which means it’s never too early to start planning for next year’s eDiscovery events. Thanks to Rob Robinson’s Complex Discovery blog, you can once again find all the notable events that are scheduled so far in one place!

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It’s a Mistake to Ignore the Mistakes: eDiscovery Throwback Thursdays
It’s a Mistake to Ignore the Mistakes: eDiscovery Throwback Thursdays 467 446 Doug Austin

How many times have you received an email sent to “All Employees” like this?  “I am pleased to announce that Joe Smith has been promoted to the position of Operations Manger.” Do you cringe when you see an email like that?  I do.  I cringe even more when an email like that comes from me, which happens more often than I’d like to admit. We all make mistakes.  And, forgetting that fact can be costly when searching for, or requesting, relevant documents in eDiscovery.

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Court Denies Plaintiff’s Request to Hold Non-Party in Contempt for Failing to Produce Native Files: eDiscovery Case Law
Court Denies Plaintiff’s Request to Hold Non-Party in Contempt for Failing to Produce Native Files: eDiscovery Case Law 479 270 Doug Austin

In Smith v. TFI Family Services, Inc., Kansas Magistrate Judge Gwynne E. Birzer denied the Plaintiff’s Motion for Order Against Defendant State of Kansas Department for Children and Families to Show Good Cause Why it Should not be Held in Contempt and Motion for Sanctions for failing to produce ESI in native format with associated metadata. Judge Birzer found that “Plaintiff cannot point to a ‘specific and definite’ section of the Court’s June 8, 2018 Order requiring specific types of ESI be produced or requiring records be produced in native format with associated metadata” and also that “Plaintiff has not made a particularized showing” why re-production of the PDF documents in native format with associated metadata “is relevant to the case at hand”.

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M&M Are Looking to Update Their eDiscovery Rules: eDiscovery Trends
M&M Are Looking to Update Their eDiscovery Rules: eDiscovery Trends 432 322 Doug Austin

And, by “M&M”, I mean Missouri and Michigan. ;o) Here is some important information regarding the impending eDiscovery rules changes in these two states.

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Goodbye Columbus, Hello Relativity Fest!: eDiscovery Trends
Goodbye Columbus, Hello Relativity Fest!: eDiscovery Trends 463 449 Doug Austin

Today may be Columbus Day, but it’s also six days until the 2019 Relativity Fest conference! In case you didn’t already know, Relativity Fest is an annual conference designed to educate and connect the eDiscovery community and features panel discussions, hands-on labs, breakout sessions, and insights from Relativity staff, Relativity users, and industry leaders. It’s a big show with over 2,000 attendees and a lot going on.

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Cell Phone Geolocation Evidence May Be Off the Mark (At Least in Denmark): eDiscovery Trends
Cell Phone Geolocation Evidence May Be Off the Mark (At Least in Denmark): eDiscovery Trends 314 450 Doug Austin

If you watch Dateline, 20/20, 48 Hours or any other news program that covers notable crime stories, one trend has become more and more common – the use of cell phone/mobile device geolocation data to put alleged criminals at the scene of the crime (or at least very close to it). We consider these devices – and the geolocation data obtained from them – to be highly accurate and important evidence in obtaining convictions for guilty parties or exonerating innocent ones. Maybe we shouldn’t.

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Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?: eDiscovery Throwback Thursdays
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?: eDiscovery Throwback Thursdays 326 327 Doug Austin

Does anybody really know what time it is? Does anybody really care? OK, it’s an old song by Chicago (back then, they were known as the Chicago Transit Authority). But, the question of what time it really is has a significant effect on how eDiscovery is handled.

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ACEDS Announces its New Leadership: eDiscovery Trends
ACEDS Announces its New Leadership: eDiscovery Trends 300 300 Doug Austin

Ever since the BARBRI Group announced back in July that Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) Executive Director Mary Mack and Vice President Client Engagement Kaylee Walstad were departing from their roles at the end of October, a lot of people in the eDiscovery community have been waiting to see who would take over leadership of ACEDS. We now have our answer.

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