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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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Web Teleconferencing Solutions Experiencing Challenges During COVID-19 Crisis: eDiscovery Logistics
Web Teleconferencing Solutions Experiencing Challenges During COVID-19 Crisis: eDiscovery Logistics 368 500 Doug Austin

We’re all adjusting to our “new normal” of Work From Home (WFH) during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis. But, working with increased demands on teleconferencing solutions may make us want to say “WTF” during our WFH experience these days. Is there anybody out there?

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Court Denies Plaintiff’s Sanctions Request, Points Out Her Own “Misconduct”: eDiscovery Case Law
Court Denies Plaintiff’s Sanctions Request, Points Out Her Own “Misconduct”: eDiscovery Case Law 479 270 Doug Austin

In Vaks v. Quinlan, et al., Massachusetts District Judge Leo T. Sorokin denied the plaintiff’s Motion to Compel and for Sanctions, calling her accusations “without basis” and pointing out her own “pattern of misconduct and disregard of the governing rules”.

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Here’s a Webcast on How to Win the Battle on Discovery Form of Production: eDiscovery Webcasts
Here’s a Webcast on How to Win the Battle on Discovery Form of Production: eDiscovery Webcasts 464 264 Doug Austin

Yesterday, I said that (despite the current COVID-19 crisis) CloudNine is continuing to provide the full range of services and high-quality support you have come to expect, including this blog. And, webcasts too! We’re back and better than ever with our next webcast – in just three weeks!

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Yes, It’s Another Story About Coronavirus: eDiscovery and World Trends
Yes, It’s Another Story About Coronavirus: eDiscovery and World Trends 532 374 Doug Austin

If you’re not sick from COVID-19 (aka, the Coronavirus), you’re probably sick of hearing about COVID-19. Hopefully, the latter group will indefinitely continue to be much larger than the former group. Regardless, I won’t bore you with what you already know about COVID-19 and how it has disrupted (and will continue to disrupt) our way of life (well, I won’t bore you much anyway). But, since this is an eDiscovery blog, let’s talk about how it is already starting to impact our industry. And, we’ll also talk about what CloudNine is doing about it.

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The Ongoing Battle Over How ESI is Produced: eDiscovery Trends, Part Four
The Ongoing Battle Over How ESI is Produced: eDiscovery Trends, Part Four 512 383 Tom O'Connor

Here are some conclusions regarding the ongoing battle over production of ESI, with links to case law on the topic and a link to the foremost resource on the topic for more information.

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The Ongoing Battle Over How ESI is Produced: eDiscovery Trends, Part Three
The Ongoing Battle Over How ESI is Produced: eDiscovery Trends, Part Three 512 383 Tom O'Connor

So, what are the objections most commonly raised by producing parties? Let’s discuss several standard objections and some counter arguments to those objections.

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