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(Gartner Hype Cycle for Legal and Regulatory Information Governance, 2009, December 2009).

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - March 28, 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
  • A Generation in Transition - (Craig Ball)
  • Another Indemnity Costs Order for eDisclosure Failures - (Chris Dale)
  • Burden of Proving Alteration of Email Evidence — Best Evidence Issues under Fed.R.Evid. 1008 - (Gregory Joseph)
  • Computer Forensic Advances Raise Complex Issues – (Stephen Treglia)
  • Da Silva Moore Plaintiffs File Reply Brief In Support of Objections to Discovery Rulings - (K&L Gates)
  • Da Silva Moore Plaintiffs Slash and Burn their Way Through eDiscovery - (Herb Roitblat)
  • Deepwater’ Illustrates Practical, Legal Challenges of Admitting eDiscovery – (Leonard Deutchman)
  • eDiscovery Best Practices: Hold It Right There! - (Doug Austin)
  • eDiscovery Issues Emerge as Wage-and-Hour Litigation Soars - (Maureen O’Neil)
  • Ex-Juror Who “Friended” Defendant Faces Jail for Bragging on Facebook About Dismissal From Jury Duty – (Gibbons)
  • Facebook Firmly States Employers and Schools May Not Access Password Protected Content - (Bradley Shear)
  • Flattened By Race Tires: 3rd Circuit Limits What eDiscovery Costs Are Recoverable By Prevailing Party (Mike Zabel)
  • Has eDiscovery Been Solved By Software? (Adam Cohen, Jonathan Nystrom)
  • How to Authenticate Incriminating Social Media Evidence - (John Patzakis)
  • Is Linear Review Dead? (Greg Buckles)
  • Muppets? Goldman Conducts Company-Wide Email Review - (Reuters)
  • No Work Product Protection for Communications between Testifying and Consulting Experts - (Gregory Joseph)
  • N.Y. Appellate Court Ruling Brings Clarity to Cost-Shifting in eDiscovery - (Mark Berman)
  • OrcaTec’s Herb Roitblat Gets The Measure of Da Silva Moore Plaintiffs – (Chris Dale)
  • Patent Troll Clobbers eDiscovery Companies with Lawsuits - (Sharon Nelson)
  • Predictive Coding Based Legal Methods for Search and Review - (Ralph Losey)
  • Predictive Coding on Trial: Knives Out - (Katey Wood)
  • Predictive Tagging: It’s A Process, Not A Panacea - (Bill Mariano)
  • Privilege Waived: Insufficient Privilege Log Entries Doom Defendant’s Privilege Claims – (Brandon Hollinder)
  • Putting the Duh in Da Silva Moore - (Craig Ball)
  • Reducing the Risk of Post-Merger Discovery Surprises in M&A – (Chris Ruggeri, Bart Siegal)
  • Search Strategy Advice From A Top eDiscovery Counsel - (Thomas Svoboda)
  • Semantic Tech Can Take Pain Out Of eDiscovery - (Jennifer Zaino)
  • Should the ‘Daubert’ Standard Apply to Predictive Coding? We May Know Soon - (Bob Ambrogi)
  • The Technology Is Not the Issue, It’s How You Use It - (Albert Barsocchini)
  • Third Circuit Slashes $360,000 in Recovered EDD Costs in ‘Race Tires’ - (Saranac Hale Spencer)
  • Tips On Working With The Government When They Are A Party In Litigation – (George Kiersted)
  • Trade Secrets and Social Media - (BLLAWG)
  • Training of Predictive Coding Systems Fosters Debate - (Evan Koblentz)
  • UK Sanctions Order Emphasizes the Importance of Effective eDiscovery Tools - (Philip Favro)
  • Update – Plaintiffs Attack Judge Peck’s Da Silva Moore Predictive Coding Order Again - (Brandon Hollinder)
  • What’s Hot in eDiscovery - (Sharon Nelson, John Simek)
  • What’s the Right Call on Computer Assisted-Review? (Jon Resnick)
  • Who’s Paying For This? First Department Requires the Producing Party to Initially Bear the Costs of Production in U.S. Bank N.A. v. GreenPoint Mtge. Funding, Inc. - (Gibbons)
  • You May Not Have to Pay Piper (or Pay Prevailing Party) for Reimbursement of eDiscovery Costs - (James Damiano)
Reports and Resources
  • 5th Annual eDiscovery Survey Shows Market Maturing – (Tom O’Connor)
  • ABATECHSHOW® 2012 Conference and EXPO Schedule – (ABA)
  • Da Silva Moore v. Publicis Groupe & MSL Group, No. 11 Civ. 1279 (ALC) (AJP) (S.D.N.Y). Documents - (@ComplexD)
  • EU Conference: Privacy and Protection of Personal Data | Technology Law Source - (Christina Hultsch)
  • FTC Releases Final Privacy Report | HL Chronicle of Data Protection - (Mark Brennan)
  • NIST Publishes Guidance for Electronic Health Record Usability and Security - (InfoSecurity)
  • The NLJ 250: Annual Survey of the Nation’s Largest Law Firms - (The National Law Journal)
  • The Rear View Mirror on Google+: Top 5 Stories From Last Week’s Unfiltered Orange Newsletter - (@OrangeLT)
  • The Risk of Insider Fraud U.S. Study of IT and Business Practitioners - (Ponemon Institute)
  • Thirteen Ways to Steal a Bicycle: Theft Law in the Information Age (Introduction) - (Stuart Green)
Sight and Sound
  • Breaking Down Yahoo’s Patent Infringement Suit Against Facebook - (Colin O’Keefe, Vincent LoTempio) @LXBN
  • Global eDiscovery & Da Silva Moore Technology Assisted Review Case Overview - (Michele Lange, Jim Daley)
  • Impressions From SXSWi 2012: Q&A With IBM Social Leaders George Faulkner & Susan Emerick - (Todd Watson)
  • The “Eyes” Have It: Twelve Considerations for Statistics in eDiscovery - (@OrangeLT)
  • Predictive Coding: A Rose by Any Other Name – (Sharon Nelson, John Simek, Dan Gallivan)
  • Validating Predictive Coding, Da Silva Moore Case and Other Current Issues – (Karl Schieneman, Herb Roitblat)
Technology and Tactics
  • Alternative Fee Arrangements Are a Tool, Not a Strategy - (Roya Behnia)
  • California Court Rules Gathering ZIP Codes for Fraud Prevention Does Not Violate Credit Card Act - (Nihar Shah)
  • Cookies in Europe – Consent Requirements - (Megan Muir)
  • Embracing Digital Services: When Will the Legal Technology Vendors Catch Up? (Charles Christian)
  • Facebook App Lets You Add Enemies Online - (Sam Laird)
  • France Shooting Suspect Tracked Down Through IP Address - (Zoe Fox)
  • Get Started with EMS Using Get-Mailbox - (Casper Manes)
  • Giant Movers in the Cloud - (Quentin Hardy)
  • “Hacktivism” 2012: Verizon’s Take on Data Breaches and How They Can Be Avoided - (Zach Arbeitel)
  • ICC Issues Policy Statement on Issues Related to Cross-Border Law Enforcement Access to Company Data – (Hunton Williams)
  • Implementing an Information Governance (IG) Program – Where to Begin? (Open Text)
  • ISPs Commit To New Cybersecurity Measures - (Grant Gross)
  • Keys To Creating A Successful Inside-Outside Counsel Partnership | Metropolitan Corporate Counsel - (Miro Casseta)
  • Legal Process Outsourcers Don’t Fall Foul of Indian Advocates Act - (Mark Ross)
  • Let Lawyers Bring Devices to Work - (Rakesh Madhava)
  • Mayor Warns of the Pitfalls in Social Media - (Michael Grynbaum)
  • Messy Info Systems Could Cost Firms Millions - (Stephanie Quine)
  • Negotiating the Risks of Click-, Shrink- and Browse-Wrap User Agreements - (Julie Machal-Fulks)
  • Never Skip the Pristine Version – (Amy Bowser-Rollins)
  • Pinterest Updates Terms Of Service – (Ingrid Lunden)
  • Plans to Introduce First Overarching Data Protection Regime in Singapore will Help Attract Business - (Pinsent Masons)
  • SAS Makes Its Bid to Democratize Data Analysis – (Steve Lohr)
  • Senators Question Employer Requests for Facebook Passwords - (NY Times)
  • Social Media at Work Raises Issues of Account Ownership - (Michael Masri, Pedram Tabibi)
  • Solid State Storage Poised to Throw Monkey Wrench in Current Customer Storage Refresh Cycles - (Jerome Wendt)
  • The Evolving Role And Expectations Of The Chief Ethics And Compliance Officer - (Scott McCleskey)
  • The Importance of Natural Language Processing for Content Analytics – (Johannes Scholtes)
  • Tips for Avoiding ‘Inbox Anxiety’ - (John Mello)
  • What Not To Do If You’re Suing a Facebook Billionaire - (Alison Frankel)
  • Who Owns Publicly Filed Documents? (Peter Vogel)
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • A Look At The Elite Eight? Eight Key Services For eDiscovery From Orange Legal Technologies - (@OrangeLT)
  • AccessData:  EDRM Buyer’s Guide Part V – Collection - (Caitlin Murphy)
  • Autonomy Powers Intelligent Document Management and Process Automation at IKEA Italy - (PR Newswire)
  • Avalon Document Services Leverages Equivio Analytics Technology to Streamline eDiscovery Services – (PR Newswire)
  • Behind The Top 100: D4 Expanding Its Size And Range – (Diana Carter)
  • BlackBag Technologies Announces BlackLight™ 2012.R1 Mac OS X, iPhone, and iPad Forensics Software Release – (PR Web)
  • Carmel Valley eDiscovery Retreat Chooses BlackStone Discovery to Guide Advanced Analytics Discussions – (Press Release)
  • Catalyst, CaseCentral Among EDD Vendors Targeted by ‘Patent Troll’ – (Evan Koblentz)
  • CommVault Elevates Standards for Excellence in Technical Support - (Press Release)
  • DataStax Enterprise 2.0 Adds Enterprise Search Capabilities to Smart Big Data Platform - (Press Release)
  • E-Discovery ECA Specialist Venio Plans Production, Next Comes Review - (Evan Koblentz)
  • ESG Lab Validates NexGen Delivers the First Midrange SAN with Storage QoS – (Business Wire)
  • eTERA Consulting Nominated for Best of National Law Journal Legal Vendor Awards - (PR Web)
  • First Advantage Litigation Consulting Announces Acquisition of DLR Legal - (Press Release)
  • Gallivan Upgrades Digital WarRoom E-Discovery Suite – (Evan Koblentz)
  • GGO Releases version 8.3 Digital WarRoom E-Discovery Platform - (PR Web)
  • Guidance Software Announces 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders - (Marketwire)
  • Index Engines Revs Up With Octane - (Sean Doherty)
  • Integreon eView: Adaptive Coding with Review Expertise - (Christine Taylor)
  • Leading eDiscovery Authority Thomas Barnett Named Managing Director at Stroz Friedberg - (Business Wire)
  • Nikon Corporation Takes Control of eDiscovery Process With Symantec’s Clearwell eDiscovery Platform – (Marketwire)
  • OrcaTec: Roitblat Publishes Critique: Argument in Da Silva Moore Case Isn’t About Predictive Coding - (PR Web)
  • Quantum Unveils Software Platform Based On vmPRO Technology For #Cloud-Based Data Protection -
  • Recommind:  Predictive Coding And Patented Workflow: A Defensible #eDiscovery System - (Howard Sklar)
  • RenewData® Introduces Non-Native Encrypted Tape Extraction - (Business Wire)
  • Rocket Matter Launches API and Integration with Automatic Time Tracking Tool Chrometa – (Benjamin Stevens)
  • Servient Releases Version 4.3 of its eDiscovery Platform Featuring Further Automation of Predictive Review – (PR Web)
  • SHMsoft:  Houston Start-Up brings Big Data Technology to E-Discovery Private Beta - (PR Log)
  • Special Counsel First eDiscovery Staffing Firm To Require Permanent Project Manager CEDS-Certification – (ACEDS)
  • StoneTurn Announces Bay Area eDiscovery Alliance with BlackStone Discovery - (Business Wire)
  • Stroz Friedberg Opens New e-Discovery Operations Center in Purchase, New York - (Business Wire)
  • Tech Start-Up of the Week: Cernam - (Silicon Republic)
  • UHY Advisors Joins Guidance Software Global Partner Program – (Marketwire)
  • Workshare Updates Intuitive Share Point interface for Microsoft Office Users - (Announcement)
  • ZyLAB:  eDiscovery – A Focus On Cost Saving And Winning - (Mary Mack)
2012 eDiscovery Events


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

eDiscovery and Digital Evidence Conference
May 23 – 25, 2012
Tempe, AZ


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