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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 23, 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
  • 7th Circuit eDiscovery Pilot Program Tackles Technology Assisted Review - (Allison Walton)
  • ABA Working Group Issues Interim Report on eDiscovery in Bankruptcy Cases – Electronic Discovery Law – (K&L Gates)
  • Another Step Forward: District Court Affirms Seminal Decision Authorizing Computer-Assisted Review – (William Vita)
  • Contract Attorneys – The Latest Addition to the Endangered Species List – (Brandon Hollinder)
  • Cooperation Does Not Mean Collaboration - (Charles Holloway)
  • Coping With Preservation and Proportionality in Legal Holds – (Monica Bay)
  • Courts Increasingly Cognizant of eDiscovery Burdens, Reject “Gotcha” Sanctions Demands - (Philip Favro)
  • Da Silva Moore and the Role of ACEDS – (Sharon Nelson)
  • Da Silva Moore: EDD’s Version of Keeping Up with the Kardashians - (Sharon Nelson)
  • Discussion: Judge Peck, Da Silva Moore And The Outlook For Predictive Coding - (Conor Crowley, Stephen Goldstein, Sean Foley)
  • eDiscovery Can Improve with Lessons Learned from “oDiscovery” - (Bill Belt)
  • eDiscovery Case Law: Another Case with Inadmissible Text Messages - (Doug Austin)
  • eDiscovery Trends: For Da Silva Moore Addicts - (Doug Austin)
  • Electronic Discovery Jargon Galore - (Amy Bowser-Rollins)
  • Emails as Business Records — Admissibility Standards – (Gregory Joseph)
  • FBI’s Newly Announced Investigation of JPMorgan to Create More eDiscovery Issues – (Mike Hamilton)
  • Federal Judges Preside Over Women in E-Discovery Meeting – (Monica Bay)
  • Five Reasons Why a Small Law Firm Should Outsource - (Jonathan Easton)
  • Greenberg Traurig Chair Alvarez Apologizes to Court - (Paul Brinkman)
  • How Project Management Adds Value To eDiscovery - (Kelli Clark)
  • Image Is Not Always Everything in eDiscovery: When is Imaging Hard Drives Worth the Added Expense? (Troutman Sanders)
  • Inherent Power Sanctions — Bad Faith Requires Something More Than Mere Pursuit of Meritless Claim – (Gregory Joseph)
  • Is There a New Duty to Preserve for Transactional Attorneys? (David Picker)
  • Judge Peck Denies Plaintiffs’ Amicus Brief on Recusal – (Sean Doherty)
  • Morgan Lewis Releases Unredacted Hot Info on Goldman Sachs - (Sharon Nelson)
  • New York Court Dismisses $20 Million Case as Spoliation Sanction - (Paul Asendis)
  • Obama Intervenes to Toughen Government eDiscovery Rules – (New Legal Review)
  • Pa. Supreme Court Takes Up Admissibility of ‘Unauthenticated’ Texts - (Ben Present)
  • Recent Facts Emerge on ACEDS Attacks on Judge Peck in Da Silva Moore Predictive Coding Case - (Karl Schieneman)
  • SEC, Government Agencies Struggling to Get eDiscovery Houses in Order - (Andrew Bartholomew)
  • Seizing Social Media Information in a Criminal Case – (John Gregory)
  • Separating the Wheat from the eDiscovery Software Chaff – (Chuck Rothman)
  • Seventh Circuit Addresses Audio Recordings and the First Amendment – (Joshua Engel)
  • Spoliation and Social Media - (Tim Banks)
  • Surging Wage and Hour Class Action Suits and the Importance of Social Media Evidence - (John Patzakis)
  • Taxation of eDiscovery Costs is Clearly Not Settled Law - (Jeffrey Parkhurst)
  • The Deep Well of eDiscovery - (Rob Hellewell)
  • The Fabric of Inadequate Search & Spoliation Allegations - (Josh Gilliland)
  • Understanding the Processing Phase of eDiscovery - (Kevin Nichols)
  • What Was Old is New Again - (David Cochran)
  • Who’s Afraid of Big, Bad Electronic Discovery? (Helen Howlett)
  • Why We See Strange Exchange E-mail Addresses in eDiscovery – (Armon Gungor)
Reports and Resources
  • A $6.5B Market By 2015? Considering The Software and Service Markets For eDiscovery - (@ComplexD)
  • Critical Thought in Analytics and eDiscovery News - (Gerard Britton)
  • News International Scandal Sparks Concern about Business eDisclosure Processes, Survey Shows - (Business Wire)
  • Ten Electronic Discovery Resources for Paralegals | The Legaco Express - (Nadine Roberts)
  • The Rear View Mirror on Google+: Top 5 Stories From Last Week’s Unfiltered Orange Newsletter - (@OrangeLT)
  • TREC Microblog Track: Tweets 2011 – Twitter Collection - (NIST)
  • Updated: Technology Assisted Review Backgrounder – Related Links From February 1 – May 22, 2012 - (@OrangeLT)
  • US Technology M&A insights: Q1 2012 Update – (PriceWaterhouseCoopers)
Sight and Sound
  • Case in Point for Monday, May 21st, “Man vs. Machine” - (Tom Fishburne)
  • Charles Taylor, “Blood Diamonds” and the Role of ZyLAB and eDiscovery in War Crimes Prosecution – (Project Counsel)
  • How to Form an Information Governance Committee – An Infographic – (Nicole Lindenbaum)
  • Information Governance with StoredIQ – (Katey Wood)
  • Predictive Coding - A Case Study – (Podcast) (Chris Dale, Dominic Lacey, Jamie Tanner, James Moeskops)
  • The BP Oil Spill Case and Large Volume eDiscovery (Podcast) - (PR Newswire)
Technology and Tactics
  • 10 Steps for Responding to a Corporate Data Security Breach - (David Fagan, Stephen Satterfield)
  • Are Search Engine Results Protected Speech Under the First Amendment? (Peter Vogel)
  • Big Data Troves Stay Forbidden to Social Scientists - (John Markoff)
  • Business World Gets a New Way to Monitor Employee Text Messages - (Jon Brodkin)
  • Corporate Boards Still In the Dark About Cybersecurity - (Catherine Dunn)
  • Corporate Social Media: Marketing Opportunities, IP Challenges - (Jeanne Hamburg)
  • Cost Not the Main Driver for Cloud Adoption - (Kim Davis)
  • Court Orders Search Engines and Social Sites to De-Index Websites – (Andrew Hazen)
  • Doctors Warned To Stay Off Social Media to Avoid Patient Privacy Conflict - (Lucas Mearian)
  • Facebook and LinkedIn: Social Media Maturity for Financial Services - (Tim Walker)
  • Facebook vs. Twitter – (Nick Bilton)
  • FAST Searching Coming to Office 15 Server Applications - (Tony Redmond)
  • FBI Campaign on Corporate Espionage Highlights Insider Threats – (Russell Miller)
  • FCPA: Compliance And Enforcement Insights - (Steven Tyrell)
  • Google Overtakes Internet Explorer As Most Popular Browser – Business Insider - (Seth Fiegerman)
  • Governmental Access to Data in Cloud Debunks Faulty Assumption That US Access is Unique – (Hogan Lovells)
  • Hong Kong Guidance on the Use of Portable Storage Devices - (Gabriela Kennedy)
  • IT Reduction: A Much-Needed Service - (Lawrence Briggi, Daniel Roffman)
  • Law Firms Rally Around Information Governance - (Sean Doherty)
  • Outsourcing IT And Business Processes: A Viable Corporate Strategy – (Michael Brito)
  • Predictive Coding Upheld: Judge Carter Endorses Judge Peck’s Approval of Computer-Assisted Review – (Philip Duffy)
  • Privacy Hole Discovered in Windows 8 - (John Mello)
  • Privacy Rights of Companies: Trade Secrets and Social Media - (Michael Schmidt)
  • Private Cloud File-Sync-and-Share for Enterprises - (Joshua Konkle)
  • Should Active Directory Upgrade be Required in Exchange 15? (John Mello)
  • Social Media Legal Best Practices: Problems and Solutions with Photo Uploading and Tagging - (Evan Brown)
  • Study: Patriot Act Gives US Government No Special Access to Cloud Data – (Grant Gross)
  • Threats To Brands From Social Media - (Michael Schmidt)
  • UK Government Staff Caught Snooping On Citizen Data – (Zack Whittaker)
  • When Two-Factor Authentication Becomes a Black Hat’s Friend - (John Mello)
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • A LegalTech West Coast Update – Orange Legal Technologies - (@OrangeLT)
  • An Aggregate Overview of Leading eDiscovery Providers - (@ComplexD)
  • AccessData: No Fear and Loathing at the AccessData User’s Conference in Las Vegas - (Jason Velasco)
  • Advanced Discovery Announces the Addition of Tobias Moyer, Solutions Engineer - (PR Web)
  • Archive Systems Introduces New VP of Information Governance - (PR Web)
  • Are The Winners And Losers In The eDiscovery Software Market Already Determined? (Barry Murphy)
  • Backupify Emerges As Leading Provider Of Cloud-based Backup Services For Educational Institutions – (PR Newswire)
  • Cernam: Addressing Our Digital Blind Spot – Identifying Digital Evidence Stored on Cloud Services - (Karen Reilly)
  • CloudNine Discovery Announces OnDemand Version 11 - (PR Web)
  • Clutch Group Expands Capabilities and Services by Appointing J.B. Costilow and Robert Klapp to Key Roles – (PR Web)
  • CommVault Expands WorldWide Customer Support Capabilities in Asia Pacific and Latin America - (Press Release)
  • Content Analyst:  Better Analytics Drives Excellent eDiscovery Solutions - (Kurt Michael)
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Selects Relativity - (GlobeNewswire)
  • Dictation Maker BigHand Sold to U.K. Investment Firm for $77.4M - (Evan Koblentz)
  • DiscoverReady Among Finalists for 2012 American Business Awards - (Press Release)
  • Document Technologies, Inc. Rebrands as DTI - (Press Release)
  • EasyLink Services International Corporation Announces Early Termination of HSR Waiting Period – (Press Release)
  • Eleventh Hour Adds Social Discovery Offering for Law Firm Clients - (@LegalIT)
  • EMC Acquires Syncplicity – (PR Newswire)
  • Form 10-Q for Guidance Software, Inc. - (Yahoo! Finance)
  • Falcon Discovery Attorneys Achieve Certified E-Discovery Specialists (CEDS) Credentials - (Marketwire)
  • FTI Consulting Appoints Asia Technology Team, Expands Full-Service Asia Pacific Technology Practice – (PR Newswire)
  • FTI Consulting President/CEO Jack Dunn Recognized By Consulting Magazine - (PR Newswire)
  • Global Relay And PageFreezer Announce Partnership To Provide Archiving for Compliance and eDiscovery – (Press Release)
  • GlobalRelay Takes Position as World’s Largest Archiver of LinkedIn Messaging for Compliance - (PR New
  • Guidance Software Demands Legal Aid for IT Departments – (Caroline Donnelly)
  • Guidance Software Launches EnCase App Central - (Business Wire)
  • Hobs Legal Docs Becomes Relativity Premium Hosting Partner - (Press Release)
  • HootSuite Launches Social Compliance Powered by Global Relay - (Marketwire)
  • IBM Expands Global Cloud Capabilities with Advanced SmartCloud Services and New Customer Adoption – (PR Newswire)
  • Index Engines Announces Free Data Assessment Program for Enterprise Backup Tapes - (Press Release)
  • Informative Graphics Announces Release of Brava! 7 for EMC TaskSpace - (Marketwire)
  • Instant Decryption of MS Office 2010 Documents Now Possible With Live Memory Analysis by Passware – (PR Newswire)
  • IPRO Tech, Inc. Announces Release of Eclipse SE 2.0 - (Marketwire)
  • Is That Vendor On Twitter? 160+ eDiscovery Related Vendors In The Twittersphere – (@ComplexD)
  • Lateral Data Adds eLit as Viewpoint Partner – (Press Release)
  • LegalTech West Coast Preview: Day 1 - (Sean Doherty)
  • Lighthouse Adds Equivio’s Zoom to Service Offerings - (PR Newswire)
  • Nuix Expands Investigator Range of Solutions to Help Investigators Find Evidence - (Business Wire)
  • Ogletree Deakins Selects @Recommind for Enterprise Search – (Press Release)
  • OpenText Unveils Record-Setting SQL Server 2012 Benchmarking Study Results - (PR Newswire)
  • Proofpoint Announces First Quarter 2012 Financial Results - (Marketwire)
  • Quinn Emanuel Chooses Viewpoint™ – (PR Web)
  • SFLData Clients and Intelligent Case Assessment with Relativity - (PR Web)
  • Slotter Latest FBI Veteran at Stroz Friedberg – (Evan Kobletz)
  • The First Forensic Software Solution to Provide Recovery of Cloud-Based Evidence - (Marketwire)
  • West Coast eDiscovery Firm TERIS Promotes Kevin Brooks to President, TERIS Washington/California – (PR Web)

2012 eDiscovery Events


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