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

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(FM 1-02, Operational Terms and Graphics, September 2004).

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 16, 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
  • 175+ Thoughts On Predictive Coding? Technology Assisted Review Backgrounder - (@OrangeLT)
  • ABA Commission Proposes Ethics Rule Requiring Adequate Data Security – (Scott Loughlin)
  • Are Predictive Coding Disclosures Required? A Proportional Answer - (Gerard Britton)
  • Are You Ready for the Next Step in Document Review Technology? (Michelle L’Hommedieu)
  • Blogging, Proportional Review and Predictive Coding - (Ralph Losey)
  • Budgeting for E-Discovery: The Big 5 Expenses - (Bill George)
  • Car ‘Black Box’ Recorders Provide Evidence for Personal Injury Suits - (Thomas Scheffey)
  • Communication is King in E-Discovery Matters - (Daniel Garrie)
  • Court Denies Criminal Defendant’s Attempt to Quash Twitter Subpoena - (Doug Austin)
  • Da Silva Moore Plaintiff’s Accuse Judge Peck of ‘Naked Retaliation’ - (ACEDS)
  • Da Silva Moore’ Plaintiffs Continue Discovery Objections - (Sean Doherty)
  • Da Silva Moore: Plaintiffs File Reply in Support of Motion for Recusal or Disqualification - (K&L Gates)
  • Delaware Court Issues Guidance about M&A Confidentiality Agreements - (Eduardo Gallardo)
  • Discovery Planning Example/Agreement: Great Canadian Gaming Corporation v 1632842 Ontario Limited – (CanLII) (Peg Duncan)
  • Do Litigators Need to Understand Predictive Coding Theory? (Charles Skamser)
  • eDiscovery Case Law: Defendant Responds to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Recusal in Da Silva Moore – (Doug Austin)
  • EDRM and Statistical Sampling - (Doug Austin)
  • Email Admissibility: Double Hearsay Satisfied by (1) Business Record Incorporating (2) Admission – 801(d)(2)(B) Does Not Require Employee Have Ability to Bind Employer — Junior Status of Employee Goes to Weight – (Gregory Joseph)
  • Enterprise Search and Information Access: Revisited - (Gary MacFadden)
  • ESI Guidelines for the Bankruptcy Case: Bankruptcy Working Group Interim Report - (Christopher Albanese)
  • Failing to Cooperate in Preservation Disputes May Bear a Hefty Price Tag - (David Lender, Jason Bonk)
  • ‘Fowl Play’ in E-mails Between Maryland Governor and Perdue GC? - (Sue Reisinger)
  • Is Disclosure Part of the Answer to the Da Silva Moore Issues? (Sharon Nelson)
  • Is Social Media Disrupting Your Trials? Try Talking to Jurors - (Alison Frankel)
  • Judge Peck Puts Freeze On Predictive Coding Protocol in Da Silva Moore Case – (Robert Hilson)
  • Judge Peck Stays Defendant MSL Production in ‘Da Silva Moore’ - (Monica Bay)
  • Judicial Misunderstanding of Technology and Child Pornography - (Jonathan Ezor)
  • Morton’s Fork, Oil Filters the Nexus with Info Governance - (Dean Gonsowski)
  • Native Redactions – An Emerging Trend - (Brandon Hollinder)
  • ‘Pippins’ and the Proportionality Debate - (Wayne Matus, John Davis, and Peter Ostrovski)
  • Random Samples? Random Results? (Mark Walker)
  • Software Speeds the Job of Applying Metadata – (Image and Data Manager)
  • Technology Aids in Proactively Safeguarding Against eDiscovery Spoliation Claims - (Mike Hamilton)
  • Technology Assisted Review, Concept Search and Predictive Coding: The Limitations and Risks - (Johannes Scholtes)
  • Tenth Circuit Requires Bad Faith to Support an Adverse Inference for Spoliation, Absent Rule 37 Motion – (Gregory Joseph)
  • “That Federal-Court eDiscovery Breakthrough? Not So Fast…” (Alison Frankel)
  • The Discoverability of Social Media in Personal Injury Litigation - (Daniel McCarthy, Brian Gross)
  • The Practitioners Role in eDiscovery 2.0: Man vs. Machine or People + Technology? (Cat Casey)
  • TREC Document Review Project on Hiatus, Recommind Asked to Withdraw – (Evan Koblentz)
  • TREC Document Review Project – Recommind Asked to Withdraw – (Sharon Nelson)
  • Twenty Years Jail Time for Deleting Text Messages? (Gardere)
  • Twitter Seeks To Quash Order Requiring Production of Account Holder’s User Information, Tweets – (K&L Gates)
  • Was Samsung Deal a Watershed for Machine Translation in FTC Second Requests? (Bob Ambrogi)
  • When Taking Proprietary Information From Employers Isn’t a Crime - (Wendy Schwartz, Jennifer Achilles)
  • Web Archiving News: ESI Metadata Required in Courts - (Mark Middleton)
  • Will Predictive Coding Live Up to the eDiscovery Hype? (Philip Favro)
  • Updated: 10 Years of eDiscovery Mergers, Acquisitions and Investments - (@ComplexD)
Reports and Resources
  • Google: First Amendment Protection For Search Engine Results (PDF) (Eugene Volokh, Donald Falk)
  • Introduction to Statistical Sampling in Electronic Discovery - (Apersee)
  • LinkedIn Financial Advisor Survey: Trends and Opportunities - (Tim Walker)
  • Manual vs. Technology-Assisted Review in eDiscovery: You Can Play Too! (PLG, University of Waterloo)
  • New Order Update: Peck, Parties and Predictive Coding (1313 Pages Consolidated w/Index) (@ComplexD)
  • Reporting Numbers? The Data Journalism Handbook - (Jonathan Gray, Liliana Bounegru, Lucy Chambers)
  • Short Sellers, News, and Information Processing - (Christopher Small)
  • The Rear View Mirror on Google : Top 5 Stories From Last Week’s Unfiltered Orange Newsletter - (@OrangeLT)
  • Three-Quarters of Smartphone Owners Use Location-Based Services | Pew Internet - (Kathryn Zickuhr)
Sight and Sound
  • 25 Petabytes, By The Numbers – (ACEDS)
  • Case in Point: “Carbon Paper? (Tom Fishburne)
  • Did You Know 92% Of The Relative Cost Of Producing ESI Is Processing And Review Related? (@OrangeLT)
  • Google Explains How Your Emails Travel to Their Destination - (Stan Schroeder)
  • Lessons Learned from Viacom’s $1 Billion Suit Against YouTube—Baker Hostetler’s Jerry Ferguson – (Colin O’Keefe)
  • Podcast: Top 10 Tips for Learning Predictive Coding and Forbes Legal Hydra Article - (Karl Schieneman)
  • Social Media in the Legal Sector - (Legal IT Professionals)
Technology and Tactics
  • Black Hats Have Your HR Department In Their Sights - (John Mello)
  • Could an Inappropriate Tweet Lead to Jail Time? Legal Risks Under International Privacy Laws – (Sheldon, Mark & Anderson)
  • Cyber-Threat Cooperation Emerging Between U.S. Industry and Government - (Catherine Dunn)
  • Emails that Can Get You in Trouble - (Jeff Orloff)
  • Employer Access To Personal eMail Case Demonstrates Need For Internal Controls On IT Searches - (Dan Michaluk)
  • Facebook and Twitter Postings Cost CFO His Job - (Rachel Silverman)
  • FBI Warns Travelers of Cyber Booby Traps Found In Hotel Internet Connections - (Fernando Pinguelo)
  • Informer or Me-Former? Is Obsession With Devices A Sickness? (Bryan Burrough)
  • International Companies Be Wary of Privacy Laws Overseas That Prohibit Transfer of Personal Data into U.S.- (Bellwether)
  • LinkedIn Financial Services Summit: Key Themes - (Tim Walker)
  • Litigation, Regulation Expected To Add To Forensic And Valuation Workload | Journal of Accountancy - Tysiac)
  • More States Introduce Legislation Prohibiting Employer Requests for Social Media Passwords - (Daniel Pasternak)
  • Myspace Confesses Failure to Abide by Privacy Laws - (Peter Vogel)
  • Myspace Settles with FTC Regarding “Constructive Sharing” of PII with Third-Party Advertisers - (Hogan Lovells)
  • Network Security Technology Evolving Rapidly, Forrester Says – (Tim Wilson)
  • Ninth Circuit Limits Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in ‘Nosal’ - (Robyn Crowther)
  • Symantec Vision 2012 Exposes Attendees to Real Threat of Today’s Constant Barrage of Attacks – Wendt)
  • The Art of Cyberwar II - (Kenneth Geers)
  • The Evolution of LPO | Slaw - (Gavin Birer)
  • The Tragedy of the Copyright Commons – (Jeremy Cubert, Jon Grossman, Alexander Perry)
  • The Twitter Hack Attack That Wasn’t - (Nick Bilton, Nicole Perlroth)
  • Think Email is Dying Out? Think Again. (ArcMail)
  • Three Tips for SMBs to Follow to Ensure a Successful Storage Tiering Implementation – (Jerome Wendt)
  • Understanding and Using Certificates in Exchange 2010 – Part Six – (Casper Manes)
  • Understanding Facebook’s New Privacy Policy - (Larry Magrid)
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • AlphaLit Legal Review and Ease-of-Use - (Christine Taylor)
  • Annual Conference to Provide Legal Professionals with Info on Latest Tools and Tactics for eDiscovery - (@OrangeLT)
  • Autonomy Named Leader In Digital Asset Management For Customer Experience By Independent Research Firm – (PR Newswire)
  • Belkasoft Evidence Center Offers Tighter Integration with Guidance Software’s EnCase - (PR Web)
  • Busy Spring for Vendor Partnerships and Launches - (Monica Bay)
  • CA Technologies Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2012 Results - (Press Release)
  • Catalyst Search Scientists Coauthor Book on Next-Generation Search – (PR Newsire)
  • City of Staunton Meets FOIA Compliance Requirements With C2C ArchiveOne Email Archiving Solution – (Marketwire)
  • Clearwell 7.1.1 Released - (Clearwell)
  • Clutch Group Appoints Brian Flack as General Counsel And Vice President of Client Services – (PR Web)
  • Daegis Names Deborah Jillson as eDiscovery Division President - (Business Wire)
  • Defensibly Decrease Data Set Sizes Early With The OneO Discovery Platform - (@OrangeLT)
  • Discover Technologies and Attivio Sign Strategic Partner Agreement for US Government Market – (PR Newswire)
  • eDirect Impact, LLC Launches CaseConvert - (PR Web)
  • EMC Confirms Deal To Buy XtremIO For Reported $430M - (Eric Savitz)
  • Epiq Systems:  ILTA Insight Session Innovation in Technology – “What is Predictive Coding?” (PDF) (Epiq Systems)
  • EVault Awarded 5-Star Rating in CRN’s 2012 Partner Programs Guide for Second Consecutive Year - (Press Release)
  • Exact Legal Review Chooses codeMantra’s cP-DocRev Hosted Document Review Platform - (Jonathan Easton)
  • FTI Consulting Announces Strategic Expansion in Asia Pacific - (Press Release)
  • Google Enters the eDiscovery Game, Who’s Next? (Maya Markovich)
  • Hubbard One Launches Legal-Specific Web Analytics Solution - (Legal IT Professionals)
  • Iris Accelerates Electronic Discovery Review with Equivio Analytics Technology - (PR Web)
  • Lateral Data To Highlight Value Proposition Behind All-in-One eDiscovery Platform at LegalTech® West - (PR Web)
  • LDiscovery Appoints Taffi Schurz As Vice President Of Quality Assurance – (PR Newswire)
  • Nuix Partners With Zapproved and Cowen Group - (Monica Bay)
  • Nuix Sponsors The Cowen Group’s Information Governance Group - (PR Web)
  • OpenText Recognized as a Leader in Digital Asset Management - (PR Newswire)
  • PageFreezer Finalist for the 2012 Red Herring Top 100 Americas Award - (PageFreezer)
  • RVM Enterprises, Inc. Acquires N-Tier Discovery – (Business Wire)
  • Smarsh Introduces Web Archiving – (Business Wire)
  • SMBs Are Adopting Virtualization, Cloud and Mobility for Improved Disaster Preparedness - (Marketwire)
  • TrustPoint International and Excelerate Discovery Merge to Offer Full Service End-to-End eDiscovery - (PR Log)
  • TrustPoint Merges With Excelerate Discovery, Adds OrcaTec Suite - (Michael Roach)
  • U.N. Uses ZyLAB in ‘Blood Diamonds’ Trial and Other Vendor Updates - (Monica Bay)
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration Selects LexisNexis Concordance FYI for Access to Critical Discovery Data – (Release)
  • Valora Technologies Appoints Sasha L. Hefler as Vice President of Public Relations - (PR Web)
  • X1Discovery Teams with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to Provide eDiscovery and Search in the IaaS Cloud – (Business Wire)
  • ZyLAB Appointed to KMWorld’s Hall of Distinction - (Press Release)

2012 eDiscovery Events


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
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

LawTech Europe Congress
November 12, 2012
Prague, Czech Republic