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, January 6, 2010

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - January 6, 2010

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.

eDiscovery News

Context for Applying Discovery
  1. A Pre-Post Podcast Series Preview: Litigation and E-Discovery Strategies: Meet & Confer Best Practices -
  2. A Recorded Round Table/Video Cast - 7th Circuit E-Discovery Pilot Program-Overview/Best Practices w/Judges Nolan and Waxse
  3. Are New DOJ ‘Broad & Early’ Discovery Rules Best Enforced by Judges?
  4. Canada: Monitoring Employee Email: A Privacy Primer -
  5. Can You Meet and Confer without an eDiscovery Expert on Hand?
  6. Didn’t We Learn Something From Enron?
  7. E-Discovery Sanctions In New York Supreme Court: Einstein v. 357 LLC -
  8. Eighth Circuit Refuses to Require District Court to Tax ESI Costs
  9. Email Wins Cases
  10. Facebook Creates Team to Manage Requests for Info in Criminal Cases -
  11. High Profile New York City Divorce Lawyer Says Electronic Devices May Hold Tiger Woods Hostage in a Possible Divorce
  12. Hon. William A. Dreier on How To Handle E-Discovery In ADR Matters
  13. Issuance of Guidance - Department of Justice Criminal Discovery and Case Management Working Group -
  14. Lawyer's Statements in Letter Protected by Privilege, Judge Rules in Libel Case -
  15. Multimedia Trial Consultant's Time and Equipment Expenses Awarded as Costs
  16. Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure on E-Discovery Now In Effect -
  17. Partly Clear? Well Written Report On One Of Three Segments Of E-Discovery Vendor Landscape -
  18. Reasons to Bring eDiscovery In-House: Recent Judicial Decision -
  19. Securities Litigation Grows More Slowly Than Expected
  20. Social Networking Policies: Best Practices For Companies -
  21. Text Messaging: 19 states, the District of Columbia and Guam now ban text messaging for all drivers.
  22. The Four Factor Test to Determine Whether Corporate Email Is protected by Attorney-Client Privilege -
  23. The Need for Practical E-Discovery Standards -
  24. Trainable E-Discovery Software Offers Cost Savings -
  25. TSA Document Release Show Pitfalls of Electronic Redaction -
Content for Understanding Technology
Vendor Views

Industry Landscape

Case Summaries

Case Law and EDD via DiscoverApplied (@discoverapplied)
  • Case Summary: Sanctions requiring defendants/counsel to pay $3.2 million of plaintiffs' attorney fees vacated because -
  • Case Summary: Attorney-client priv not waived under FRE 502 for email chain inadvert disclosed outside discov process.
  • Case Summary: 2/3 cost of a court-appointed ediscovery expert recovered by the only one of six plaintiffs...
  • Case Summary: A motion for order requiring plaintiff to pay half of defendant’s 3rd party vendor ediscovery costs denied
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