eDiscovery Daily Blog

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.
10 Years of eDiscovery Daily – Thank You For Your Support
10 Years of eDiscovery Daily – Thank You For Your Support 976 664 CloudNine Digital

Thinking today about the scores of eDiscovery professionals we’ve had the privilege of connecting with daily to share insights on industry news, analysis and educational tips.  The very first eDiscovery Daily Blog published on September 20, 2010 and in these past 10-years, we’ve seen our industry encounter and overcome many challenges.

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Did the Plaintiff Send a Letter to Confer with Defendants? It’s Anybody’s “Guess”: eDiscovery Case Law
Did the Plaintiff Send a Letter to Confer with Defendants? It’s Anybody’s “Guess”: eDiscovery Case Law 479 270 Doug Austin

In Simpson v. J.L. Guess et al., Florida District Judge Brian A. Davis ruled on several motions from both the plaintiff and defendants, including denying the defendants’ motion for sanctions over whether the plaintiff sent a letter to confer with defense counsel about the motion to compel.

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No Fooling! It’s Time for the 2020 Internet Minute Infographic!: eDiscovery Trends
No Fooling! It’s Time for the 2020 Internet Minute Infographic!: eDiscovery Trends 486 542 Doug Austin

This is not an April Fool’s Joke! With all of the craziness of the past few weeks, it slipped up on me, but here is the 2020 Internet Minute infographic!

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Parties Are Battling Over Whether COVID-19 Should Delay CCPA Enforcement: Data Privacy Trends
Parties Are Battling Over Whether COVID-19 Should Delay CCPA Enforcement: Data Privacy Trends 291 326 Doug Austin

With so many other initiatives being delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, it was only a matter of time before compliance with the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) was one of those being considered. However, despite several organizations pushing for enforcement of CCPA to be pushed back six months to January 1 of next year, other organizations are resisting any delay by the state.

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Return of the eDiscovery Daily Thought Leader Interviews!: eDiscovery Trends
Return of the eDiscovery Daily Thought Leader Interviews!: eDiscovery Trends 373 393 Doug Austin

Let’s face it, we need something to take our mind off the COVID-19 pandemic more than ever. So, with that in mind, the appearance of the dancing light bulb can only mean one thing – it’s time for another thought leader series!

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Despite Estimate of 37 Years to Crack iPhone, Government Doesn’t Have to Return it – Yet: eDiscovery Case Law
Despite Estimate of 37 Years to Crack iPhone, Government Doesn’t Have to Return it – Yet: eDiscovery Case Law 479 270 Doug Austin

In U.S. v. Morgan, New York District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford denied the defendant’s Motion for Return of Property Under Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 41(g), ruling that “[t]he government’s evidentiary interest in the [defendant’s] iPhone outweighs Defendant’s interest in its return, at least at this stage of the proceedings”.

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Here’s an ACEDS Houston CLE Event You Can Attend No Matter Where You Are: eDiscovery Education
Here’s an ACEDS Houston CLE Event You Can Attend No Matter Where You Are: eDiscovery Education 300 300 Doug Austin

In a normal non-COVID-19 (coronavirus) world, our chapter events for the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) Houston chapter would in-person local events and probably limited to legal professionals in Houston and surrounding areas. But, we must adapt in the current (hopefully temporary) world of “social distancing”. As a result, here’s a CLE event that you can “attend”, even if you’re nowhere near Houston.

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Even the Coronavirus Can’t Stop Legal Tech Companies From Pushing Forward: eDiscovery Trends
Even the Coronavirus Can’t Stop Legal Tech Companies From Pushing Forward: eDiscovery Trends 340 341 Doug Austin

Sure, the COVID-19 (coronavirus) is disrupting many things from eDiscovery industry events to web teleconferencing solutions to even Federal and State courts. But, at least according to one article, legal tech “vendors” are still chugging along.

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Court Observes “Timing is Everything” in Determining When Litigation is Anticipated: eDiscovery Case Law
Court Observes “Timing is Everything” in Determining When Litigation is Anticipated: eDiscovery Case Law 479 270 Doug Austin

In Noah’s Wholesale, LLC v. Covington Specialty Ins., Florida Magistrate Judge Jonathan Goodman ruled that the defendant “anticipated litigation approximately midway between the two extreme positions urged by the clients” after reviewing in camera the filed-under-seal documents for which the defendant asserted work product protection.

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Here is How Covid-19 is Impacting the Courts: eDiscovery Trends
Here is How Covid-19 is Impacting the Courts: eDiscovery Trends 428 600 Doug Austin

I promise that every post for the next several weeks won’t be about the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. But, this is one more trend worth noting. To no one’s surprise, many Federal and State courts are also closing and delaying trials because of COVID-19.

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