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, February 3, 2010

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views – February 3, 2010 – LegalTech Edition

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. 2009 e-Discovery Technology Trends -
  2. A World of Connections
  3. Caskey on Proportionality and the New Ontario Discovery Rules -
  4. Considerations for In-Sourcing and Outsourcing E-discovery (Legal Tech Session Report) -
  5. Court Commends Attorneys for Cutting the Cost of ESI Privilege Review
  6. Court Finds Data "Not Reasonably Accessible," Denies Motion to Compel -
  7. Data Security Breaches Cost Real Money -
  8. Decision Underlines Counsel's Obligation to Understand e-Discovery Rules and Advise Clients -
  9. Discovery a Go in Attempt to Obtain Sanctions Against Toyota Over Alleged Discovery Abuses
  10. e-Discovery Civil Procedure: Three Email Messages Do Not Establish Personal Jurisdiction -
  11. E-Discovery: Doing It in an "Ignorant and Indifferent Fashion" May Lead to Sanctions -
  12. Information Management Reference Model - from the #EDRM-
  13. Is Your Offsite Data Safe? Microsoft GC Pushes New Security Law -
  14. Load Files and Then Some…
  15. LegalTech 2010: Design Your Social Media Policy to Protect Your Firm -
  16. LegalTech 2010 Overview - Applied Discovery - Who, What, When, Where, How -
  17. Litigants Sanctioned as Zubulake Judge Reaffirms Necessity of Compliance with Parties' E-Discovery Obligations -
  18. Litigation Software: Business as Usual?
  19. Records Retention: Going Paperless through E-Archives -
  20. Rothstein E-Mails Reveal Role of Former Plaintiffs' Lawyer -
  21. Rummaging Through the Electronic File Cabinet: Ohio Courts Consider Forensic Imaging of Computers -
  22. Toronto Paralegal Accused of Scandalous Conduct in Litigation -
  23. United States: eDD In Federal Court: Top 10 Cases From 2009 -
  24. "Wake up Call" for In-house Counsel - Sanctions Issued - Failure to Preserve and Legal Hold -
  25. Who’s On First, Zen and the Art of e-Discovery Specialization and Malcolm Gladwell -
Content for Understanding Technology

Vendor Views

Industry Landscape

  • An interview with Adam Cohen of FTI Technology -
  • An interview with Mary Mack and Dennis Kiker of Fios -
  • An interview with Ron Friedmann of Integreon -
  • Applied Discovery Initiatives -
  • Autonomy 4Q Revenue Seen Up 53% To $223M -
  • BIA Announces Release of Solis(TM) Integrated ESI Management and E-Discovery Platform-
  • Bytes in Brief -
  • CA Announces New CEO, Bill McCracken -
  • Clearwell Massively Increases Performance and Scalability With Version 5.5 of the Clearwell E-Discovery Platform -
  • CT Summation Integrates Equivio>Relevance(TM) Into CaseVantage Solution -
  • CT Summation Partners with Informative Graphics Corporation -
  • D4, LLC Partners With Zapproved to Extend E-Discovery Services With Cloud-Based Legal Hold ProTM -
  • D4 Streamlines Its Electronic Discovery Capabilities with Equivio Technology for Near-Duplicates and Email Threads  -
  • Daticon EED Names William Derrick Vice President, Client Experience -
  • DiscoverReady Launches i-Decision™ Process for Automated Document Review at LegalTech New York Conference #ltny
  • E-discovery, regulatory compliance products and services launch at LegalTech -
  • Encore Launches New Attorney Document Review Service -
  • Fios Powers kCura’s Relativity With New Partnership -
  • FTI Technology's Australian Data Center Expands Company's E-Discovery Leadership -
  • FTI Technology Launches Acuity Integrated Document Review Offering - 
  • Index Engines and LECG Partner to Combine e-Discovery Expertise with Industry Leading Technology -
  • Integreon Releases eView 3.2 w/Expanded Workflow Management and Productivity Tracking for Hosted Document Review
  • Iron Mountain unit buys Calif. e-discovery firm -
  • ISYS® Search Software Enters LegalTech New York 2010 on Heels of Recent OEM Partner Program Success -
  • Kroll Ontrack Revolutionizes E-Discovery with Launch of Self-Contained, Mobile Discovery Solution -
  • Lateral Data Announces $200/GB Limited Time Pricing For Viewpoint e-Discovery Platform -
  • LegalTech, Initial Impressions -
  • Nuix3 Sets New Benchmark in User Interface Design for eDiscovery Software -
  • Oce Business Services Demonstrates Enhancements of its CaseData ASP Document Review System at the LegalTech Conference -
  • Orange Legal Technologies Streamlines Support for Los Angeles Legal Professionals -
  • Pillsbury Launches PEARL to Contain Companies' Litigation Costs and Improve Results
  • Private Equity in £900m Spending Spree - CPA Global To Announce Private Equity Takeover -
  • RenewData Promotes Client Focused Executive to Chief Operations Officer -
  • RenewData Unveils eDiscovery Acceleration Platform
  • Rosen Technology Resources Releases Polaris Near-Duplicate Technology -
  • TechLaw Solutions Launches Fully Redundant Backup Data Hosting Center -
  • Sfile Announces New $100/GB E-Discovery SaaS Bundle of ESI Processing+12-Months of Review Hosting for Unlimited Users -
  • StoredIQ Analyze Anywhere Revolutionizes eDiscovery ‘Early Case Assessment' -
  • Top Analyst Firm Recognizes EMC With Positive Rating in MarketScope Report For E-Discovery -
  • Westlaw, LexisNexis Debut Revamped Research Tools at LegalTech New York -
  • Yahoo! Finance: Applied Discovery Review Performance Service Gives Real-Time Insight into Review Progress/Performance -
  • Venio Systems Announces the First Fully Functional Web-based Early Case Assessment (ECA) Solution -
  • ZyLAB Announces eDiscovery & Legal Production System Available through Software-as-a-Service Model -
  • ZyLAB Introduces New Version of EDRM Aligned eDiscovery & Legal Production System - #ltny

Case Summaries

Case Law and EDD via DiscoverApplied (@discoverapplied)

Document Retention and Destruction Focus

  • Buckley v. Mukasey, 2008 U.S. App. LEXIS 17721 (4th Cir. Aug. 20, 2008).
  • Almarri v. Gates, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 77517 (D.S.C. Oct. 2, 2008).
  •  J&M Assoc v. National Union Fire Ins.,2008 US Dist. LEXIS 97542 (SD Cal. Dec. 2, 2008).
  •  Stone v. Lockheed Martin Corp., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12105 (D. Colo. Feb. 2, 2009).
  • Ellington Credit Fund, Select Portfolio Services, 09 US Dist LEXIS 7905 (SDNY 2/3/09).
  • Acorn v. County of Nassau, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 19459 (E.D.N.Y. Mar. 9, 2009).
  • Plunk v. Village of Elwood, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42952 (N.D. Ill. May 20, 2009).
  • White v. Fuji Photo Film USA, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 45555 (S.D.N.Y. June 1, 2009).