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.
First Pass Review: Of Your Opponent’s Data
First Pass Review: Of Your Opponent’s Data 150 150 Doug Austin

In the past few years, applications that support Early Case Assessment (ECA) (or Early Data Assessment, as I prefer to call it) and First Pass Review (FPR) of ESI have become widely popular in eDiscovery as the analytical and culling benefits of conducting FPR have become obvious. The benefit of these FPR tools to analyze and cull their ESI before conducting attorney review and producing relevant files has become increasingly clear. But, nobody seems to talk about what these tools can do with opponent’s produced ESI.

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Social Tech eDiscovery: Twitter Guidelines for Law Enforcement
Social Tech eDiscovery: Twitter Guidelines for Law Enforcement 150 150 Brad Jenkins

Twitter is probably right behind Facebook in terms of popularity in the social media world and they have a “Guidelines for Law Enforcement” page to address requests for non-public information for Twitter users.

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eDiscovery Searching 101: Sites for Common Misspellings
eDiscovery Searching 101: Sites for Common Misspellings 150 150 Doug Austin

It is important to include misspellings when searching for relevant ESI to broaden the search to retrieve potentially responsive documents that might be otherwise missed. Another way to identify misspellings is to use a resource that tracks the most typical misspellings for common words.

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eDiscovery Searching 101: It's a Mistake to Ignore the Mistakes
eDiscovery Searching 101: It's a Mistake to Ignore the Mistakes 150 150 Doug Austin

We all make mistakes. And, forgetting that fact can be costly when searching for, or requesting, relevant documents in eDiscovery. For example, if you’re searching for e-mails that relate to management decisions, can you be certain that “management” is spelled perfectly throughout the collection? Unlikely. It could be spelled “managment” or “mangement” and you would miss those potentially critical emails without an effective plan to look for them.

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Social Tech eDiscovery: Facebook Subpoena Policy
Social Tech eDiscovery: Facebook Subpoena Policy 150 150 Brad Jenkins

If an employee resists or no longer has access to responsive content (or you need to request from their online friends through “Wall” posts), you may have to request content directly from Facebook through a subpoena. Facebook has a Law Enforcement page with information about serving civil subpoenas…

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Case Law: Spoliate Evidence and Go to Jail?!?
Case Law: Spoliate Evidence and Go to Jail?!? 150 150 Brad Jenkins

“…Pappas’s pervasive and willful violation of serial Court orders to preserve and produce ESI evidence be treated as contempt of court, and that he be imprisoned for a period not to exceed two years, unless and until he pays to Plaintiff the attorney’s fees and costs that will be awarded to Plaintiff as the prevailing party…”

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eDiscovery Searching 101: Don’t Get “Wild” with Wildcards
eDiscovery Searching 101: Don’t Get “Wild” with Wildcards 150 150 Doug Austin

Several months ago, I provided search strategy assistance to a client that had already agreed upon several searches with opposing counsel. One search related to mining activities, so the attorney decided to use a wildcard of “min*” to retrieve variations like “mine”, “mines” and “mining”. That one search retrieved over 300,000 files with hits. Why? Because there are 269 words in the English language that begin with the letters “min”. How do you ensure that you’re retrieving all variations of your search term?

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Announcing eDiscovery Daily!
Announcing eDiscovery Daily! 150 150 Doug Austin

eDiscovery Daily is a new blog created by Trial Solutions that is intended to provide eDiscovery news, analysis and educational tips to professionals affected by eDiscovery issues.

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