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 20, 2010

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - January 20, 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. 3rd Circuit Panel Mulls if Teen 'Sexting' Is Child Pornography -
  2. 7th Circuit E-Discovery Pilot Program: Overview and Best Practices -
  3. Campbell Law School to Host Annual Law Review Symposium on Electronic Discovery -
  4. Can Employees Claim Privilege On Work Email Accounts?
  5. Cisco Systems Settles Defamation Suit Over Blog Posting -
  6. Clawbacks Back in the News -
  7. Court Examines Taxation of EDD Costs to Losing Plaintiff in Patent Case -
  8. Court Finds Claims of Burden and Expense "Exaggerated," Declines to Find Emails "Not Reasonably Accessible" -
  9. Craig Ball and the EDna Challenge -
  10. Databases A Top Target For E-Discovery -
  11. Department of Justice Announces National Coordinator for Criminal Discovery Initiatives -
  12. Document Categorization in Legal Electronic Discovery: Computer Classification vs. Manual Review -
  13. Does the Fourth Amendment cover 'the cloud'?
  14. Enforcing Injunctions Against 3rd Parties in Online Defamation -
  15. Environmental Prosecutor to Oversee DOJ Discovery Training -
  16. Ethics and EDiscovery Review -
  17. Failure to Issue a Written Litigation Hold Constitutes Gross Negligence -
  18. Gibson Dunn Launches E-Discovery Practice Group -
  19. How Secure Is Your PDF?
  20. IFRS 9 — A Perspective on Financial Instrument Accounting -
  21. Judge Heaps E-Discovery Costs on Plaintiff -
  22. Judge Scheinldin Issues a Correction to Her "Pension Committee" Opinion -
  23. Litigation and E-Discovery Strategy - Meet and Confer Best Practices Podcast Series (also available on iTunes) -
  24. New Means of Communication: Employee Text Messaging Presents Unique Employment Issues -
  25. New Cornell Customized Google Legal Research Tool -
  26. No FRE 502 Protection When Disclosure and Requested Return Were 1-Year Apart -
  27. RENTOKIL or RentToUse -
  28. Some eDiscovery Mistakes are more Forgivable than Others -
  29. The Changing E-Discovery Landscape in Ontario -
  30. The Pitfalls of European Data Collection -
Content for Understanding Technology
Vendor Views

Industry Landscape

Case Summaries

Case Law and EDD via DiscoverApplied (@discoverapplied)
  • Case Summary: Hansen v. Coleman School District, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4088 (E.D. Wis. Jan. 9, 2009). Discovery Scope -
  • Case Summary: Lapin v. Goldman, Sachs & Co., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9140 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 20, 2009). Discovery Scope -
  • Case Summary: Grand River Ent. Six Nations, Ltd.v. King, 09U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12940 (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 9, 09) Discovery Scope -
  • Case Summary: New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc. v. Jackson, 2009 N.H. LEXIS 29 (N.H. Mar. 18, 2009). Discovery Scope -
  • Case Summary: Wuopio v. Brandon Board of Edu., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 30215 (E.D. Mich. Apr. 9, 2009). Discovery Scope -
  • Case Summary: Henderson v. US Bank, N.A., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 40968 (E.D. Wis. Apr. 29, 2009). Discovery Scope -
  • Applied Discovery's Case Summary Alert - 2009 Year In Review -