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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - April 11, 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
  • Advisory Committee Considers Amendments to FRCP – (BLLAWG)
  • After Stevens Case, Fast-Moving Electronic Discovery Rules Increasingly Important – (Elizabeth Murphy)
  • Bag of Words? Natural Language Processing Makes a Difference in Content Analytics – (Johannes Scholtes)
  • Ball in Arkfeld’s Court: Notes on Forensics – (Michael Roach)
  • Company’s Inadequate Preservation and Collection Efforts Require Company to Shoulder Costs of Forensic Analysis of Computers and Mirror-Imaging of Hard Drives – (Kathy Trawinski)
  • Computer Assisted Review: Technology to Help Navigate the Murky Waters of eDiscovery | Sedgwick LLP – (Nicholas Weiss)
  • Da Silva Moore + Kleen = It’s All About the Math – (Karl Schieneman)
  • Data, Data, Everywhere! (Mike McBride)
  • Defining Truly Cloud-Capable eDiscovery Software – (John Patzakis)
  • Documents Produced After Discovery Cut-Off Date Without Judicial Permission, May Not Be Relied Upon By Producing Party Or Its Experts – (Gregory Joseph)
  • DOJ Guidelines for ESI in Federal Criminal Cases – (BLLAWG)
  • eDiscovery Best Practices: A Staged Look At Process And Law – (@OrangeLT)
  • eDiscovery Cost Reduction Strategies – (Bill Tolson)
  • Email Archive Saves the Day, Prevents eDiscovery Sanctions – (Dean Gonsowski)
  • Federal Judicial Advisory Committee Ponders New eDiscovery Rules – (Mark Michels)
  • Good, Better, Best: A Tale of Three Proportionality Cases – Part One – (Ralph Losey)
  • How Litigation Support Can Help Attorneys Make Informed Decisions – (Amy Bowser-Rollins)
  • How SocialMedia Is Used In Litigation – (Rebekah Smith)
  • How to Get an eDiscovery Evidentiary Hearing – (Josh Gilliland)
  • International Parties Beware: Can’t Always Hide Behind Countries’ Blocking Statutes to Escape Production of Documents in US Courts – (Suzanne Janusz)
  • Internet Chat, Text and IMs – Authentication, Best Evidence and Rule-of-Completeness – (Gregory Joseph)
  • Judge Allows Man to Probe Alleged Assailant’s Facebook Page – (Ben Present)
  • Lessons From The Power Ventures Case Included “Terms of Use Can Create Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Liability” – (Sachi Jepson)
  • Michelin Settles Tire Case After Big Sanction – (Robin McDonald)
  • More in Da Silva Moore: Magistrate Judge Peck Responds to Request for Recusal – (K&L Gates)
  • Occupiers’ Motion to Quash Subpoenas of Tweets Raises Privacy Questions – (Craig Cardon, Rachel Hudson)
  • “P” is for Processing – (Chuck Rothman)
  • Predictive Coding — Cost Savings If Investment Is Made | Lowenstein Sandler (PDF) – (Nicole Albano, Ryan Cooper)
  • Processing Images to Suggest Identity of People Featured Not Permissible Without Consent – (Pinsent Masons)
  • Rules Changes for Spoliation Could Come as Soon as 2013 – (Doug Austin)
  • Spoliation Meets the Backyard Barbecue: The Bonfire of Veracity – (Robert Ambrogi)
  • Task Force Tackles Electronic Discovery – (Associated Press)
  • Tennessee Court Orders Split eDiscovery Costs, Plaintiff Bond for Additional Discovery – (Doug Austin)
  • The Battle of Boolean Searches versus Sampling and Predictive Coding and Attacking Expert Witnesses – (Karl Schieneman)
  • Three Methods for eDiscovery Document Prioritization – (Tom Groom)
  • To SQL or Not To SQL: The Question for Litigation Support Databases – (Richard Ruyle)
  • Treasure Map to Avoiding Discovery Obligations – (Edvie Clark)
  • Weighing the Risk of Discovery When Corporations Email Outside Directors – (Christopher Boehning, Daniel Toal)
  • What’s the Difference Between Automated Review and Predictive Coding? (Valora Technologies)
  • When The Police Subpoena Facebook information, Here’s What Facebook Sends The Police – (Carly Carioli)
  • With 9-2 Ruling, Circuit Narrows Scope of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act – (Ginny LaRoe)
  • With Catalyst Investment and Clearwell Hire, VC Firms Make EDD Moves – (Evan Koblentz)
Reports and Resources
  • 10 Years of eDiscovery Mergers, Acquisitions and Investments (Update) (@ComplexD)
  • April Edition of Notable Cases and Events in eDiscovery | E-Discovery Update – (Sidley Austin)
  • Cooperation – What Is It and Why Do We Do It? | Richmond Journal of Law & Technology (PDF) (David Waxse)
  • Ghost in the Machine: Zubulake Revisited and Other Emerging eDiscovery Issues (PDF) (William Barnette)
  • Measurement and Analysis of Large-Scale Network File System Workloads (PDF) (Andrew Leung, Shankar Pasupathy, Garth Goodson, Ethan Miller)
  • The eDJ Tech Matrix (Search and Compare eDiscovery Applications) (eDiscovery Journal)
  • The Global Information Technology Report 2012 (PDF) (World Economic Forum)
  • The Rear View Mirror on Google+: Top 5 Stories From Last Week’s Unfiltered Orange Newsletter - (@OrangeLT)
  • The Rise of e-Reading | Pew Internet Libraries – (Pew Research Center)
  • Update: Peck, Parties and Predictive Coding (10 Documents – 302 Pages) (@ComplexD)
Sight and Sound
  • CNIL Chief Offers Frank Comments on EU Regulation – (Hogan Lovells)
  • Insights into Discovery of Structured Data with Patrick Oot – (Jim Vent)
  • Laura Snyder on Tools for Automating the Client Intake Process - (David Snow)
  • Understanding eDiscovery & Digital Evidence – A Look Back Over The Past 30 Years – (Owen O’Connor)
Technology and Tactics
  • 6 Ways to Prevent Data From Walking Out the Office Door – (Laura Merritt, Charles Graves)
  • 10 Things Online Data Collectors Won’t Say – (Tania Karas)
  • ABATECHSHOW 2012 – 60 Sites in 60 Minutes (Complete Listing) — Slaw – (Dan Pinnington)
  • Accessing Facebook Through Employers: Is The Juice Worth The Squeeze? (Rania Afram)
  • Cloud Hosting Continues to Explode: Expect Law Firms and Legal Publishers to Use – (Kevin O’Keefe)
  • Company Computer Policies Risk Becoming Obsolete – (Nick Ackerman)
  • Email Address Spoofing – What You Need To Know – (Jeff Orloff)
  • Foreign Relations Law: Does The US Always Come Out A Winner? (eLessons Learned)
  • Health Data Breaches Offer New Vein for Plaintiffs Lawyers to Tap – (Petra Pasternak)
  • In Search of a Strategic Imperative for Managing Enterprise Content – (Gary MacFadden)
  • Judge: World Court Is ‘Potent Force’ for Peace – (Mark Niesse)
  • LinkedIn Has an Unlimited Right to Everything Posted Forever – (Peter Vogel)
  • Maryland: The First State To Protect our Social Media, Privacy and Security – (Bradley Shear)
  • Michigan Proposes Legislation to Ban Employers from Accessing Employees’ Social Media Sites – (Jason Shinn)
  • Moving Exchange To Cloud Need Not Be An Operational Necessity – (John Mello)
  • Pinterest: Potential IP Pitfalls for New Social Networking Trend | Gibbons eDiscovery Law Alert – (Owen McKeon)
  • Service Level Agreement in Outsourcing Contracts | Slaw – (Sue Cheung)
  • Social Media and Criminal Convictions | Cozen O’Connor – (Michael Schmidt)
  • Tax Issues ‘Cloud’ SaaS Savings – (Mary Jander)
  • The Dark Side Of Big Data and Predictive Analytics – (Chuck Hollis)
  • Troubleshooting Outlook Issues with MFCMAPI – (Casper Manes)
  • Utah Breach Shows Vulnerability of Health Records – (Nicole Perlroth)
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • About Orange Legal Technologies:  eDiscovery Efficiency, Expertise and Infrastructure – (@OrangeLT)
  • ACEDS Annual Conference Update – (Albert Barsocchini)
  • Alfresco Appoints Kathleen Reidy Director of Market Strategy – (PR Web)
  • Australia Post Selects Volly from Pitney Bowes for Secure Delivery of Digital Mail – (Press Release)
  • Autonomy’s Private Cloud, The Largest Of Its Kind, Surpasses 50 Petabytes – (Sean Ludwig)
  • BlackBag Technologies, Inc. Opens East Coast Office – (PR Web)
  • Catalyst Secures $32 Million Growth Equity Investment – (Press Release)
  • CommVault Announces Earnings Release Date – (Press Release)
  • CommVault Named a ‘Champion’ in Info-Tech Research Group’s Landscape Reports – (Press Release)
  • Eclipse Announces Proclaim Integration with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn – (Legal IT Professionals)
  • eDiscovery Solutions Group Executive Interview Series – Mike Madrano – Equivalent Data – (Charles Skamser)
  • Emergency Exchange Email Recovery Made Possible by SonaVault Intelligent Email Archiving – (PR Web)
  • Epiq Systems First Quarter 2012 Earnings Results to be Announced April 26 – (Press Release)
  • Former Clearwell And CenterRun CEO Aaref Hilaly Joins Sequoia Capital As Partner – (Leena Rao)
  • GGO Expands European eDiscovery Operations To Meet Growing Demand – (PR Web)
  • Global Relay Launches Archive Search App for Apple iPad – (PR Web)
  • Guidance Software Announces High-Speed Tableau Forensic Duplicator – (Business Wire)
  • Hewlett-Packard Takes On Amazon to Tap Demand for Cloud Services – (Jordan Robertson)
  • IE Discovery Becomes Relativity Premium Hosting Partner – (Press Release)
  • Index Engines Seeks to Help Enterprises Purge ‘Legacy Data’ – (Kenneth Corbin)
  • kCura Releases Relativity 7.4 – (kCura)
  • MercuryIQ and iDiscover Join Forces to Provide Top Tier eDiscovery Services Nationwide – (PR Web)
  • Mitratech Aims to Go Mobile With Team Connect – (Evan Koblentz)
  • Mitratech Announces Major Enhancements to eDiscovery Process Management with TeamConnect Legal Hold 3.3 – (PR Web)
  • Mozy Expanding Cloud Footprint Within Enterprise – (PR Newswire)
  • NewsGator and StoredIQ Form Strategic Alliance – (PR Newswire)
  • Pitney Bowes Portrait Explorer Tames Big Data For Business Users at Their Desktop – (Business Wire)
  • PowerSearch Now Collects From Webmail – (Sean Doherty)
  • PowerSearch Software and One Source Discovery Form Partnership – (PR Web)
  • Proofpoint Sees IPO of 6.2Mln Shares At $10-$12 Each – (Nathalie Tadena)
  • Relativity – Channelling the Enthusiasm at kCura – (Chris Dale)
  • Reed Smith Brings Relativity In-House for eDiscovery Document Review – (Marketwire)
  • StoneTurn Group Announces Addition of Managing Director, A. Christine Davis, to San Francisco, CA Practice – (Business Wire)
  • TERIS Promotes Andrew Bayer to Regional Director of Electronic Sales – (Press Release)
  • TransPerfect Legal Solutions Acquires Litigation Support Provider CRG – (Business Wire)
  • ZL Technologies Acknowledged by KMWorld as a Key Player in Knowledge Management – (PR Web)
2012 eDiscovery Events


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