Information Governance (InfoGovernance) is the specification of decision rights and an accountability framework to encourage desirable behavior in the valuation, creation, storage, use, archiving and deletion of information. It includes the processes, roles, standards and metrics that ensure the effective and efficient use of information to enable an organization to achieve its goals. Information governance should be an element in planning an enterprise's information architecture.

(Gartner Hype Cycle for Legal and Regulatory Information Governance, 2009, December 2009).

An Engagement Area (EA) is an area where the commander of a military force intends to contain and destroy an enemy force with the massed effects of all available weapons systems.

(FM 1-02, Operational Terms and Graphics, September 2004).

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - December 30, 2009

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - December 30, 2009

Provided for your review/use is this week's snapshot update of key industry news and views highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and announcements. Daily updates via Twitter are available at Unfiltered Discovery (News) and Discover Applied (Case Summaries). Additionally, included in this week's update is a link to a new Applied Discovery video channel that includes a recording of the recent E-Discovery Roundtable in Chicago (moderated by Gynger Henschel and featuring Judges Nolan and Waxse, and Experts Socha and Quirk) and also includes the recently produced Technology Partnership video clip featuring Applied Discovery VP and CTO Bill Pieser.

eDiscovery News

Context for Applying Discovery
  • 7th Circuit EDD Pilot Program: Overview/Best Practices - Featuring Judges Nolan and Waxse, and Experts Socha and Quirk -
  • Bad Romance e-Discovery Style: Text Messages in an Ugly Break Up -
  • Broadcom to Pay $160 Million to Settle Securities Class Action -
  • “Data! Data! Data!” --- Cures for a General Counsel’s ESI Nightmares
  • Delaware Court Imposes $750,000 Attorney Fees and Other Severe Sanctions for Destruction of Unallocated Space ESI -
  • Discovery Games in Gaming Litigation -
  • Don't Overlook Federal and State Data Regulations -
  • EU Court of Justice Clarifies Inside Trading Law -
  • Lawyer Sees No Smoking Gun in Toyota Files -
  • Recent U.S. “electronic discovery” Sanctions Order In U.S. Patent Case Creates New Threat To Chinese Companies –
  • Rule 502(d) nonwaiver orders need not be limited to the “inadvertent” production of privileged or protected information:
  • Supreme Court Affirms $8,000,000 Verdict and Instructs Multinational Company to Maintain Document Retrieval System -
  • Yes, The Best Form Of Production is PDF or Native -
Content for Understanding Technology
Industry Landscape
Case Summaries

Case Law and EDD via DiscoverApplied (@discoverapplied)
  • Case Summary: Attorney-client priv not waived under FRE 502 for email chain inadvert disclosed outside discov process.
  • Case Summary: Plaintiff was ordered to post a $20K bond as security for costs because eDiscovery contemplated by...
  • Case Summary: Plaintiffs entitled to reimbursement of EDD expert's fee because services valuable to case's prosecution-
  • Case Summary: Plaintiff’s motion for an order compelling defendant to produce employee email was denied pending...
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