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 13, 2010

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - January 13, 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. 2nd Cir. Rejects Assertion That Production Of Spreadsheet Data Was Not Feasible
  2. 4th Circuit Splits in Public Records Suit Against DOJ Over BlackBerry Alliance -
  3. Appellate Court Affirms Order Allowing Plaintiff's Expert to Image Defendants' Hard Drives to Support Claim -
  4. “Bray & Gillespie” Saga Ends with an Incredible Story of a Phone Call -
  5. Canada and eDiscovery
  6. Completely Insourcing E-Discovery Ultimately Lacks a Sustainable ROI -
  7. Computer Aided Review Has Arrived -
  8. Court Orders Adverse Inference Instruction For Client And Counsel's Failure To Preserve ESI -
  9. E-Discovery Requests Set to Rise in 2010 -
  10. Encryption and the Execution of Computer Search Warrants -
  11. Estimates for Legal Work and Legal Estimators -
  12. Facebook's Zuckerberg Says The Age of Privacy is Over -
  13. Former Employee Can Send Documents to Home Computer -
  14. Four Reasons to Learn e-Discovery and Other Smart Aleck Advice -
  15. Geithner, New York Fed GC Asked to Testify on AIG E-Mails
  16. Litigation Holds and E-Discovery Demands -
  17. No Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in Abandoned CD’s -
  18. Optimistic or Criminal? The E-mail Trail Behind the AIG Scandal -
  19. Policy Lifecycle: GRC and Security Controls -
  20. Spoliation: How to Get Your Case Dismissed -
  21. The Limitations of Keyword Searches in eDiscovery -
  22. The Low Speed Chase that Gives Us Admissible Cell Phone Photo after a Warrantless Search -
  23. Unusual First Circuit Decision Reversing Order Precluding Expert Testimony -
  24. Wisconsin's Proposed Electronic Discovery Rules -
  25. Zubulake Revisted
Content for Understanding Technology
Vendor Views

Industry Landscape

  • Applied Discovery - New Partner Program Collectively Expands Ability of Partners to Deliver Discovery Services Worldwide -
  • Applied Discovery at LegalTech NY - Case Study: A New Model for Managing Discovery -
  • Autonomy Rated 'Strong Positive' in Leading Industry Analyst Firm's E-Discovery MarketScope Report -
  • Barrister Digital Solutions Streamlines its Electronic Discovery Services with Equivio Technology -
  • Bridgeway Software Closes 2009 on High Note -
  • CCL Forensices - -Discovery Advancements Help Lawyers Find The Key To Their Case -
  • eDiscovery/eDisclosure Survey - The 451 Group. Results Provided To Survey Participants -
  • Esquire Innovations Releases New Version of iScrub--iScrub 7 Fulfills Need for Software that Promotes Metadata Polices -
  • FTI Consulting (FCN) NewsBite - FCN Downgraded By Deutsche Bank -
  • i365 targets ISVs with cloud storage services
  • iBlaze 3.0 Grows Old Gracefully -
  • Kroll Ontrack Case Law Update & E-Discovery January Newsletter -
  • MessageSolution Awards Global Partners for Outstanding Global Support and Strategic Market Growth -
  • Messaging Architects’ M+Archive Helps Organizations Rein in Electronic Discovery Costs
  • Microsoft Corporation Deploys Clearwell to Assist With E-Discovery-
  • Precision Discovery Expands Practice with the Opening of Their Chicago Area Office -
  • StoredIQ Bolsters Leadership Position in Information Management and eDiscovery Market -
  • TRILANTIC Assembles Leading Experts for International E-Discovery Track at LegalTech New York -
  • ZyLAB Launches Blog Dedicated to E-Discovery, and Information Management Topics -
Case Summaries

Case Law and EDD via DiscoverApplied (@discoverapplied)
  • Case Summary: Dunkin' Donuts v.Grand Central Donuts,2009 US.Dist. LEXIS 52261(E.D.N.Y. June 19, 2009). Discovery Scope-
  • Case Summary: Moore v. Napolitano, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 69319 (D.D.C. Aug. 7, 2009). Discovery Scope -
  • Case Summary: Epixtar Corp.v. McClain & Co., 2009 Bankr. LEXIS 2271(Bankr. S.D. Fla. Aug. 13, 2009). Discovery Scope-
  • Case Summary: In re Weekley Homes, L.P., 2009 Tex. LEXIS 630 (Tex. 2009). E-Discovery Scope -
  • Case Summary: Park v. Korean Air Lines Co., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 107647 (C.D. Cal. Nov. 18, 2009). Discovery Scope -
  • Case Summary: Pulse Engineering, Inc. v. Mascon,Inc.,2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 92971(SD.Cal Oct. 1, 09) Work Product Doctrine
  • Case Summary: Fojtasek v. NCL (Bahamas) Ltd., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 107478 (S.D. Fla. Nov. 6, 09 )Work Product Doctrine
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