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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - March 21, 2012

Compiled from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week's update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and announcements.

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eDiscovery News
Content and Considerations
  • 3rd Circuit Issues Decision on Taxation of EDD Costs in ‘Race Tires’ (Mark Michels)
  • 3rd Circuit: Winners Still Have to Shoulder Most eDiscovery Costs - (Joe Palazzolo)
  • A Closer Look at Judicial Codes and Social Media - (Samuel Stretton)
  • A Golden Opportunity for Predictive Coding - (BLLAWG)
  • A Search Terms Gam - (Josh Gilliland)
  • An Ounce of Retention Can Avoid a Pound of Pain in eDiscovery – (John Mello)
  • Central District of California Hammers Merz for Failure to Timely Produce Documents and Misappropriation of Trade Secrets, Halts Rollout of Xeomin - (John Marsh)
  • Court Recognizes Computer-Assisted Review as Acceptable Way to Search for Relevant Electronic Documents (PDF) (Patton Boggs)
  • Data Classification and Data Loss Prevention: Indispensable Building Blocks of Information Governance - (Allison Walton)
  • Deactivate Document Destruction Policies… Or Else - (Jennifer Connelly)
  • Dealing with Disclosure | The Global Lawyer - (Drew Macauley)
  • Defining the eDiscovery Platform – Autodesk Interview – (Greg Buckles)
  • Deleted Emails: Privacy Suit Against CDC Thrown Out A Second Time - (Robin McDonald)
  • Disclosing Novel Document Review Methods - (Robert Trenchard, Steven Berrent)
  • District Court Judge to Have Last Word on Computer-Assisted Review, Grants Plaintiffs’ Motion - (K&L Gates)
  • eDiscovery Case Law: Not So Fast on Computer Assisted Review - (Doug Austin)
  • eDiscovery Costs and 28 U.S.C. § 1920 | Manhattan Institute for Legal Policy - (Ted Frank)
  • eDiscovery History: A Look Back at Zubulake - (Doug Austin)
  • Exploring the Status of Legal Filings in Westlaw, Lexis Copyright Suit - (Lewis Clayton)
  • Finding the Messages to Employers in $1.5M HIPAA Settlement | Littler - (Philip Gordon)
  • Flaming Can Be Defaming: Ga. Bloggers Lose Trio of Libel Cases - (Katheryn Kayes Tucker)
  • Florida Supreme Court Considers eDiscovery Amendments - (BLLAWG)
  • Hardcopy Discovery – Marginalia – (Amy Bowser-Rollins)
  • Judge Peck Provides a Primer on Computer-Assisted Review – (John Tredennick)
  • Keyword Search Terms: How to Adequately Argue for Alternative Search Parameters – (Mike Hamilton)
  • Machine Learning For Document Review: The Numbers Don’t Lie - (James Shook)
  • Merger Sabotage Ruled Not a Damage Element Under Computer Fraud Law - (Saranac Hale Spencer)
  • Much Ado About eDisclosure Defects – The West African Gas Pipeline Judgment - (Chris Dale)
  • New Methods for Legal Search and Review - (Ralph Losey)
  • NY State Spoliation Law — Negligence Suffices for Case-Ending Sanction If Prejudice Is Severe Enough - (Gregory Joseph)
  • Personal Emails on Work Computers – Are They Fair Game For Employers? (James Boutrous)
  • Play Nice or Pay the Price:  Failing to Cooperate in Creating Preservation Protocols Can Result in Significant Consequences - (Gibbons)
  • Predictive Coding Defensibility: the Devil in the Details - (Katey Wood)
  • Predictive Coding Is a New Tool in the eDiscovery Toolbox - (Philip Cohen, Lauren Harrison)
  • Proactive Data Management for eDiscovery: Become Your Company’s Hero - (B.K. Winstead)
  • Random Sample Generation and eDiscovery - – (@OrangeLT)
  • Recovery of eDiscovery Costs - (Miller Canfield)
  • Shedding Light on the Predictive Coding Black Box - (James Hanft)
  • Simple Mistakes Lead to Discovery Sanctions Against Delta Air Lines | Cozen O’Connor - (Kevin Kelly)
  • The CPR Standard Disclosure Test is a Strict One Says the Court of Appeal - (Chris Dale)
  • The Future of the Review Attorney - (Albert Barsocchini)
  • The Link Between eDiscovery Software and Improving Healthcare Outcomes - (Gary MacFadden)
  • The Role of Social Media in Workplace Disputes - (Elise Bloom, John Barry)
  • Time to Revisit the Ethics of Metadata - (Michael de Leeuw, Eric Hirsch)
  • Tips for Handling eDiscovery When Representing a CJA Defendant - (Brooke Oppenheimer)
  • Unnecessary eDiscovery Roughness in the NFL - (Jon Resnick)
  • Update: Peck, Parties and Predictive Coding - (@ComplexD)
  • What Happens At The Exchange, Stays At The Exchange - (Cary Calderone)
  • Will Approval of Computer-Assisted Document Review Spur Acceptance in Antitrust Investigations? (Jones Day)
  • You Cannot Unring A Bell – Judge Peck’s Da Silva Moore Opinion Will Continue To Be Influential Despite Objection - (Brendon Hollinder)
Reports and Resources
  • An Overview of State eDiscovery Rules - (David Canfield)
  • Breach Fatigue? Cost Of A Data Breach Declines For The First Time - (Kelly Higgins)
  • Calculating an E-Court Return on Investment (ROI) - (James McMillan, Carole Pettijohn, Chips Shore, Jennifer Berg)
  • Organization of Legal Professionals’ eJournal – Spring 2012 - (Chere Estrin)
  • Pew Internet: Presentation – The State of Mobile America – (Lee Rainie)
  • Pew Research Center | State of the Media - (Amy Mitchell, Tom Rosentiel)
  • The Cases: Research By Case Of 689 Social Media Cases from 2010 – 2011 - (X1 Discovery)
  • The Glassmeyer Legal Research Flowchart - (Simon Fodden)
  • The Rear View Mirror on Google+: Top 5 Stories From Last Week’s Unfiltered Orange - (@OrangeLT)
  • UPDATE: From Ontrack to ISYS Search: 10 Years of eDiscovery Acquisitions (List) (@ComplexD)
Sight and Sound
  • Ethical Obligations within eDiscovery (Podcast) (Elliot Westman)
  • Jennifer Hamilton on John Deere’s Innovations in Vetting Vendors - (Monica Bay)
  • Proactive eDiscovery Management | Legal Talk Network – (Charles Volkert, Joel Wuesthoff)
  • Social Media’s Role in the Dharun Ravi Case, and What We Can Learn from It – (Travis Crabtree, Colin O’Keefe)
Technology and Tactics
  • $1.5M HHS Data Breach Settlement is First Under HITECH Law – (Shanon Green)
  • Bypassing the Password: Seeking Ways to Make Computer Passwords Unnecessary - (Randall Stross)
  • Competing Interests: Enforcing Cybersecurity and Protecting Privacy | Law Practice Today - (Ulka Ghanta)
  • CIOs Must Face These Facts to Go Social - (Jim Lee)
  • Cool Tool: The Mashup App - (Zaid Al-Timimi)
  • Court Analyzes and Enforces Facebook’s Terms of Service - (Stephen Kramarsky)
  • Data Privacy Regulation for Websites in China Takes Effect, National Standards Forthcoming - (Scott Livingston)
  • Data Protection Plans Can Curb Data Breaches - (John Mello)
  • Domestic Cybersecurity Requires Clearer Federal Roles and Responsibilities - (Peter Fox)
  • Employers Requesting Facebook Access - (Tom Crane)
  • Five Email Myths Debunked - (Jeff Orloff)
  • Five Signs Cloud Services May Not Work for You - (Mary Jander)
  • FTC Looks to Link Do-Not-Track, BigData Privacy Concerns; Seeks Solutions - (Boris Segalis, Nihar Shah)
  • Getting Rid of Data: Why it’s So Hard - (Harry Pugh)
  • Google Strongly Positioned to Battle Facebook in Social Mobile Applications Wars – (Press Release)
  • How Social is Enterprise Search? (Jed Cawthorne)
  • Juror Held in Contempt for Internet Research Leading to Mistrial - (Mary Pat Gallagher)
  • Jury Verdict Against Virginia Tech Proves Schools Should Not Create A Duty To Social Media Monitor - (Bradley Shear)
  • Native or HTML5? (OpenText)
  • New Interest in Hacking as Threat to Security – (Micheal Schmidt)
  • Non-Facebook Timelines For The Ages | @Forbes - (Ben Kerschberg)
  • Plaintiffs File Scathing Reply Brief in Ongoing Da Silva Moore Predictive Coding Battle – (Matthew Nelson)
  • Records and Information Management and Retention | Venable LLP - (Warren Hamel, Victoria Danta)
  • States Pursue Legislation to Make Facebook Accounts Part of ‘Digital Estate’ - (Bruce Carton)
  • Social-Mobile Strategies: The Legal and Regulatory Impact – (David White)
  • Tech-Privacy Expert: Embed Privacy Before Systems Are Built - (Teresa Leung)
  • Tension Between Privacy Law and Other Interests Highlighted in Recent German Episode - (Hogan Lovells)
  • The Implication of Market Trends for Legal-Project Management in the United Kingdom – (Paul Easton)
  • The Microsoft Outlook Configuration Analyzer Tool - (Casper Manes)
  • The Risks and Rewards of ‘Big Data’ for In-House Counsel – (Kevin Pomfret, Leslie Spasser)
  • Thoughts From RSA Conference 2012: From BigData to Privacy - (Vivian Tero)
  • Turning Data Into Business Value | Forbes - (Holger Kisker)
  • ‘Unworkable’ Data Protection Reforms May Place Businesses At Competitive Disadvantage, CBI Says - (Pinsent Masons)
  • What’s Coming in Microsoft Outlook 15 – (Paul Thurrott)
  • What Would You Pay for Privacy? (Somini Sengupta)
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • 1/2 The Time, 1/2 The Cost, Lower Risk.  The OneO Discovery Platform for ECA, Processing and Review –  (@OrangeLT)
  • 3 De-duplication Options: How Do You Choose? (Kroll Ontrack)
  • AccessData Chosen as Legal Evidence Review Platform for All U.S. Federal Public Defender Offices - (Business Wire)
  • AccessData Users Conference Update – Conference Agenda - (AccessData)
  • Advanced Discovery Continues Expansion With New East Coast Data Center - (PR Web)
  • Altep, Inc. Expands Computer Forensics Services, Names Warren Kruse VP of Data Forensics - (Press Release)
  • Clutch Group Recognized as 2012 Top Business in the Nation by (PR Web)
  • Cognito Announces Partnership with Sonian - (Press Release)
  • Comply with Information Governance Policies for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 with AvePoint’s DocAve Content Shield – (PR Web)
  • D4 Expands Operations in Michigan With the Acquisition of Litigation Support Services Leader, Detroit Legal Imaging - (Marketwire)
  • Dell and AccessData Release New Forensics Toolkit At Abu Dhabi Security Event - (Mark Sutton)
  • Digital WarRoom WorkGroup: Exclusive Report | TechnoLawyer - (Neil Squillante)
  • eDiscovery Solutions Group (eDSG) Evolves into eDiscovery and Information Governance Industry Analyst Firm – (Press Release)
  • Epiq Systems Shifts Focus from Bankruptcy to eDiscovery Services - (Alyson Raletz)
  • Envision Discovery Now Offering Relativity to the Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C. Legal Markets - (PR Web)
  • EVault Cloud Backup Seeks to Disrupt Symantec Backup Exec - (Joe Panettieri)
  • Evolve Discovery Opens New York Office - (Marketwire)
  • Forensics Leader AccessData Cites Industry Report Underscoring Rise in Forensics Service Demand - (Business Wire)
  • French Software Company EntropySoft Opens New US Headquarters in San Francisco - (PR Web)
  • Huron Legal Selects PureDiscovery for eDiscovery Semantics - (PR Web)
  • iCONECT Brings Legal Review and Litigation Support to Tablet Devices - (PR Web)
  • iCONECT Global Summit on Litigation Technology - (PR Web)
  • Irish Digital Evidence Firm Enables Forensic Collection of Online Evidence for E-Discovery - (Press Release)
  • LexisNexis Acquires Law360 – (Press Release)
  • Lexis Updates Law PreDiscovery, Early Data Analyzer - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Lexmark Acquires ISYS to Boost Its Global Enterprise Software Capabilities - (Business Wire)
  • Linguamatics Releases New Cloud Based Text Mining Solution - (Jasmine Ashton)
  • M-Files Cloud Vault 2.0 Lifts ECM off the Ground and into the Cloud - (PR Web)
  • Merrill Corporation Adds Legal Process Outsourcing Services in India - (Business Wire)
  • Metalogix Announces General Release of Archive Manager 5.1 - (PR Web)
  • Navigant Buys Caselawg eDiscovery Project Management Application - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Perceptive Software Absorbs Two More Technology Companies (ISYS Search | Nolij ) (Alyson Raletz)
  • State AGs in Vt. and Wash. Choose Bridgeway’s LawManager Web - (Sean Doherty)
  • TechLaw Solutions Achieves Top Level Information Security ISO 27001 Certification - (Marketwire)
  • TEMIS Chooses ISYS to Power Its Next Generation Luxid® Semantic Content Enrichment Platform - (Business Wire)
  • Thomson Reuters Launches Accelus Compliance Manager - (Sean Doherty)
  • Venio Adds Production Capabilities to its Integrated eDiscovery Platform - (PR Web)
  • Xerox Litigation Services – Can Technology-Assisted Review Co-Exist With Strategic Search? (Amanda Jones)
2012 eDiscovery Events


AIIM 2012 Conference
March 20 - 22, 2012
San Francisco, CA

The Sedona Conference Institute's 6th Annual Program on Staying Ahead of the eDiscovery
March 22 - 23, 2012
St. Louis, MO

March 29-31, 2012
Chicago, IL


ACEDS 2012 Conference
April 2 - 4, 2012
Hollywood, FL

Hosting and Cloud Transformation Summit – Europe
April 2-3, 2012
London, UK

12th Annual Super Conference
April 23 - 24, 2012
Chicago, IL


2012 World Technology Law Conference & Annual Meeting
May 3 - 4, 2012
Washington, DC

INSIGHT 2012 Law Firm IT - Conference and Exposition
May 8 - 9, 2012
London, UK

EDRM 2012 - 2013 Kickoff Meeting
May 16 - 17, 2012
St. Paul, MN

CEIC 2012
May 21 - 24, 2012
Summerlin, NV

LegalTech West Coast 2012
May 22-23, 2012
Los Angeles, CA


ILO Global Counsel Congress
June 14, 2012
New York, NY


Carmel Valley eDiscovery Retreat
July 22 - 24, 2012
Carmel, CA


ILTA Annual Conference 2012
August 26 - 30, 2012
Washington, DC


Intermountain eDiscovery Conference 2012
September 13, 2012 (Planning)
Salt Lake City, UT

ACC Annual Meeting
September 30 - October 3, 2012
Orlando, FL


EDI Leadership Summit 2012
October 17 - 19, 2012
Fort Lauderdale, FL