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 27, 2010

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - January 27, 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. 2009 e-Discovery Technology Trends -
  2. Authenticating Web Pages as Evidence -
  3. Case Summary: Bensel; Tests for Spoliation and Imposition of Sanctions -
  4. Canadian Resources - New Applied Discovery Online Law Library Section focused on Canadian E-Discovery Requirements -
  5. Catching up with the new Ontario E-Discovery Rules of Civil Procedure -
  6. Classy Text Messages from a Collection Agency -
  7. Interview with Virginia Henschel of Applied Discovery: Global Electronic Discovery Provider -
  8. Court broadly allows a prevailing party to recover its ediscovery costs:
  9. Court Orders Disclosure of German ESI Overruling German Law Objections
  10. Document Review: People or Machines?
  11. Economist Magazine: Expect Profound Structural Shift in Legal Market -
  12. E-Discovery Budgetary Considerations for the Litigation Support Manager: The Importance of Early Communication -
  13. Human-Based Data Transport Risk Factor in eDiscovery and its Probabilistic Impact of Interjecting Error -
  14. InsideCounsel talks to NBC Universal GC Rick Cotton:
  15. Social Networking: A Workplace Policy -
  16. Ssshhh ... E-mails Show Lawyers' Push to Keep AIG Details Hush-Hush -
  17. Successful E-Discovery Starts with a Strong Foundation -
  18. Tantrum' E-Mail Gets Ball Rolling on Thawing Stanford Assets -
  19. The Changing Landscape of Discovery in Ontario -
  20. The Form of Production Battle of the Bulge: Scanned PDF’s Not a Reasonably Useable Form -
  21. The Top 250 UK Law Firms and Their IT Systems -
  22. Twitter Libel Liability Gets Early Test -
  23. Understanding PDF Standards: An Interview With Adobe’s Rick Borstein by Joe Howie -
  24. US claims Global Power to Access Data despite EU Data Protection Laws -
  25. Zubulake Revisited – The Pension Committee of U. of Montreal Pension Plan, et al. v. Banc of America -
Content for Understanding Technology
Vendor Views

Industry Landscape

  • Applied Discovery Initiatives @ #LTNY -
  • Archiving, Deduplication and Virtualization Take Center Stage in Backup Exec 2010 and NetBackup 7 Releases -
  • BIA and Catalyst Release Per-Document Review & Hosting, a Cost-Effective Package -
  • Bridgeway Software to Showcase Legal Enterprise Management Solutions at LegalTech New York -
  • Clearwell Bolsters E-Discovery Platform With Expanded Support for Guidance EnCase Forensic Files -
  • EDRM - This Is How We Spend Our Investment |
  • EMC Reports Strong Data Storage, Deduplication Sales -
  • Epiq Systems Expanded Electronic Discovery Segment Finishes 2009 on a Strong Note -
  • EU Approves $7.4 Billion Deal Between Oracle And Sun -
  • Falcon Discovery Unveils InsideOutTM, an "Insourced" e-Discovery Services Practice
  • Guidance Software to Announce 2009 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results -
  • H5 Introduces H5 EDGE™ Classifier for Enterprise Information Governance -
  • Iron Mountain Connected Backup Solution Adds Support for Windows 7; Includes New Functionality for
  • Kiersted / Systems to Unveil New Approaches to Electronic Discovery -
  • Litigation Discovery
  • Legal Sites Plan Revamps as Rivals Undercut Price -
  • LegalTech New York: FTI Technology Helps Corporations and Law Firms Address Top E-Discovery Challenges -
  • No Per GB Charges with MerlinOne SaaS E-Discovery Solution -
  • Orange Legal Technologies Announces Quarter over Quarter Revenue Growth of 12.5% during the Fourth Quarter of 2009 -
  • Stratify Bolsters eDiscovery Production Capabilities -
  • Wave Software to Launch “Next Generation” Native Review Bridge as kCura Independent Software Vendor -
Case Summaries

Case Law and EDD via DiscoverApplied (@discoverapplied)

Document Retention and Destruction Focus

  • Ferron v. Echostar Satellite, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 66637 (S.D. Ohio July 29, 2009).
  • Scalera v. Electrograph Systems, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 91572 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 29, 2009).
  • Joseph Oat Holdings, Inc. v. RCM Digesters, Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 95909 -
  • Mirbeau of Geneva Lake LLC v. City of Lake Geneva, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 101104 -
  • Statera, Inc. v. Henrickson, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 68891 (D. Colo. July 17, 2009).
  • Innis Arden Golf Club v. Pitney Bowes,, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54135 (D. Conn. 6/26/09).

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 -