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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - July 18, 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
  • 2nd Circuit Rejects Key Litigation Hold Standard - (John Jablonski)
  • A Quick Forensics Lesson: The Smart Phone Is Much More than Just a Hard Drive - (Greg Buckles)
  • An Uncertain Standard for Cost Shifting Can Restore a Level Playing Field - (Matthew Prewitt)
  • Are Seed Sets the New Keyword? (Howard Sklar)
  • Attorney-Client Privilege Claim Backfires on JPMorgan in FERC Case - (Alison Frankel)
  • Audio Search Accuracy Part I: From Here to Utopia - (Jeff Schlueter)
  • Court Imposes Sanctions for Discovery Violations, Orders Appointment of Special Master to Investigate – (K&L Gates)
  • Days Three and Four of a Predictive Coding Narrative: Where I Find that the Computer is Free to Disagree – (Ralph Losey)
  • Defensible Deletion Gaining Steam - (Barry Murphy)
  • Despite No Spoliation Evidence, Court Orders Up To $70K In Sanctions For Preservation Failures Anyway – (Brad Harris)
  • eDiscovery Best Practices: Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control - (Doug Austin)
  • eDiscovery: Just the FAQs - (David Cohen)
  • eDiscovery Tools Aid Compliance, Save Money – (Tony Kontzer)
  • eDiscovery Traffic Control – Merging on the Litigation Superhighway - (Dennis Kiker)
  • eDiscovery Trends: TREC Study Finds Technology Assisted Review More Cost Effective - (Doug Austin)
  • Electronic Evidence Is Threatened By Computer’s Normal Use And What Attorneys Can Learn from Monkeys - (LexisNexis)
  • Ethics Committee Cracks Down on Unauthorized Practice of Law by eDiscovery Vendors - (Reed Smith)
  • Failure To Issue Litigation Hold Despite Notice Of Claim Does Not Per Se Constitute Gross Negligence – (Gregory Joseph)
  • Florida Supreme Court Juices Up eDiscovery Requirements - (William Hamilton)
  • Firms and Terms: A Snapshot Of Technology Assisted Review Providers And Terminology - (@ComplexD)
  • FOIA Matters! — 2012 Information Governance Survey Results for the Government Sector - (Allison Walton)
  • Judge Scheindlin Issues Strong Opinion on Custodian Self-Collection (Ralph Losey)
  • ILTA Developing Law Firm Security Model - (Evan Kobletz)
  • Internet Evidence Not Offered for Truth Sufficiently Authenticated on Summary Judgment by Affidavit – (Gregory Joseph)
  • IT-Lex and The Sedona Conference® Provide Real Help to Learn eDiscovery and Technology Law – (Christy Burke)
  • Legal Hold Management: Are Manual Processes Still the Norm? (Andrew Bartholomew)
  • Legal Technology Observer Concludes Today, Inviting You to Continue the Conversation - (Christy Burke)
  • Making Sense of ‘Kleen Products’: Is it Really about Predictive Coding? (Bob Ambrogi)
  • Model Behavior: Federal and State Court Rules on eDiscovery - - (Jessica Mederson)
  • Phase 2 of Discovery Pilot Provides Glimpse into Future of eDiscovery – - (BLLAWG)
  • Robots Are Not Replacing eDiscovery Lawyers - (Jason Krause)
  • Rules for eDiscovery Vendors in D.C.: Taking A Step Back - (Cynthia Courtney)
  • Plaintiffs v. Peck – A Worthy Addition to Your Summer Reading List – (Leah R. Glasofer)
  • Search Warrants, Smartphones and Text Messages - (Josh Gilliland)
  • Second Circuit Rejects Per Se Gross Negligence Standard for Failure to Issue Hold Notice - (David Kessler)
  • Shifting the eDiscovery Paradigm with Defensible Data Reduction -  - (Andrew Bartholomew)
  • Social Media in eDiscovery: Public or Private Information? (Michael Hamilton)
  • Squeaky Kleen | Millnet - - (Charles Holloway)
  • Technology-Assisted Review Boosted in TREC 2011 Results - (Evan Koblentz)
  • The Importance of Review Management Expertise - (Kevin Chang)
  • The Lawyers Are Ready! (Jon Dawson)
  • The Myth of Non-Repudiation – (John Gregory)
  • The Rise of Unified Information Governance - (George Socha)
  • The Role of Project Managers in eDiscovery - (Mark Yacano, Cat Casey)
  • Trimming Legal Costs and Jobs: A Predictive Coding Unintended Consequence? (Whitney Grace)
  • “Tweets” Are Public and Must Be Produced, Judge Rules - (Doug Austin)
  • Ups and Downs in a Dismal Summer - (Charles Holloway)
Reports and Resources
  • ARMA International Maturity Model for Information Governance - (ARMA)
  • Assisted Review Technologies: eDiscovery’s ‘Brave New World’ of Predictive Coding and TAR (451 Research Subscribers) (David Horrigan)
  • Competitive Intelligence – A Selective Resource Guide – Completely Updated – July 2012 - (Sabrina Pacifici)
  • Computer and Internet Use in the United States: 2010 - (U.S. Census Bureau)
  • Department of Defense Cloud Computing Strategy (PDF) - (Teresa Takai)
  • EDRM XML White Paper Now Available -The Electronic Discovery Reference Model - (George Socha)
  • Infographic: How to Escape Being a Cybercrime Victim - (Kim Davis)
  • The Air Force Guide to Effective Social Media Use (PDF) (U.S. Air Force)
  • The Litigation Hold Letter - (White and Williams LLP)
  • Text REtrieval Conference (TREC) 2011 Proceedings - (NIST)
  • TREC-Legal 2011: Learning to Rank from Relevance Feedback for eDiscovery (PDF) (Peter Lubell-Doughtie, Kenneth Hamilton)
  • Updated Technology Assisted Review Backgrounder (Links From 2.1.2012 Thru 7.16.2012) (@OrangeLT)
  • Zubulake’s eDiscovery: The Untold Story of my Quest for Justice - (Laura A. Zubulake)
Sight and Sound
Technology and Tactics
  • Are Desktop Email Clients On Endangered Species List? (John Mello)
  • As Expert Witnesses, Industry Experts Play Key Roles In Litigation Cases - (Rick Arnett)
  • Big Win for Bloggers: TechnoBuffalo Court Victory Shields Source of Leaked Photos - (Eric Johnson)
  • Firewalls Between Exchange Servers? Not On My Network! (Casper Manes)
  • Five Initial Steps to Take to Meet the Governance, Risk and Compliance Obligations - (Charles Skamser)
  • Five Steps To Stop More Than 85% of Hacker Attacks On Your Network - (John Mello)
  • How Instant Mobile Commerce Will Disrupt The Way You Do Business - (Ben Kerschberg)
  • Is Your Internet Provider Now Spying on You? (Sharon Nelson)
  • Law Firms and Cloud Computing: Ethics Guidelines - (Richard Granat)
  • Legal Challenges Arise to ‘Bring Your Own Device’ – Policies (Philip Berkowitz)
  • Microsoft Office 2013 Bolsters eDiscovery - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Microsoft Updates Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer – (John Mello)
  • Microsoft Windows 8 to Ship in Late October - (Evan Koblentz)
  • One Step Closer to Defining ‘Reasonable’ Data Security Measures? (Greg Jacobs)
  • Privacy and Security Surrounding The Cloud - Article 29 Working Paper Guidance - (Kate Gorey)
  • Race to the HighCourt: Hoosier Racing Seeks High Court Review of Third Circuit’s Slashing of eDiscovery Cost Award – (Mark Sidoti)
  • Recruiter Misuse of Social Media Can Increase Risk of Liability - (Alexander Nemiroff)
  • Re-Thinking and Rejecting Social Media “Password Protection” Legislation - (Philip Gordon, Lauren Woon)
  • RIM Loses $147M Suit Over Patent for Remote Management Software - (Linda Johnson)
  • Safe Harbor Not Safe Enough For EU Cloud Data - (Brian Profitt)
  • Social Media: The Boundary Between Personal and Professional – Social Networking, Social Media – (Robert Clayton)
  • SEC Approves New Rule Requiring Consolidated Audit Trail to Monitor and Analyze Trading Activity – (Release)
  • Survey Sees Slow Adoption of Alternative Fee Arrangements - (David Snow)
  • Take Social Media Privacy Into Your Own Hands - (Steve McMaster)
  • The Importance of Self-Regulation in Improving Digital Privacy - (Douglas Wood)
  • This Ain’t Your Father’s Jury: How Social Trends Are Changing How We Should Appeal to Younger Jurors – (James McGee)
  • Too Much! Gartner Overoptimistic on Cloud Spending - (Mary Jander)
  • Yet Another Tech Company Falls Victim to a Data Breach: Yahoo! - (John Horan)
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • ACC Mountain West and the Intermountain eDiscovery Conference 2012 – Salt Lake City, Utah – (@OrangeLT)
  • AccessData® to Unveil Version 2 of Its CIRT Platform at Black Hat USA 2012 - (Press Release)
  • CaptureToCloud Raises $4.7 Million for Small-Business Content Creation - (Michael del Castillo)
  • Clustify: Adds Ability Automatically Ignore Email Headers and Footers for Improved Document Clustering – (Press Release)
  • Complete Discovery Source Receives New Orange-Level Relativity Best In Service Designation – (Press Release)
  • Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP Selects Relativity for In-House eDiscovery - (Press Release)
  • D4 honored by kCura as Orange-level Relativity Best in Service Partner - (PR Web)
  • Daegis Expands Cross-Matter Management Capabilities With Lotus Notes eDiscovery Integration – (Business Wire)
  • Daegis Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2012 Year-End Financial Results - (Business Wire)
  • “Ditto”: Copying Categorizations between Documents - (Kroll Ontrack)
  • DOJ Sticks With Syngence for Near-Duplicate Clustering - (Michael Roach)
  • eDiscovery: It’s Good to Have Options – (Randall Burrows)
  • Exchange 2012: Announcing a Licensing Change for Multi-Mailbox Search - (Bharat Suneja)
  • Infracapital Selects IntraLinks for Investor Reporting - (PR Newswire)
  • New Beta Version of dtSearch Improves Document Filters - (Sean Doherty)
  • HP Says It’s Working To Bring Autonomy Products To Channel (Kevin McLaughlin)
  • Huron Consulting Group Expands Global #eDiscovery Offerings with India Document Review/Data Facility – (Business Wire)
  • iDiscovery Solutions Opens Office in Austin, Texas - (Press Release)
  • Integreon Expands #eDiscovery Hosting Services with iCONECT XERA – (Press Release)
  • InterLegis Announces Discovery360™ Enterprise - (PR Web)
  • Kroll Ontrack Enhances Verve Cloud-based eDiscovery Tool - (@LegalIT)
  • Merrill DataSite Virtual Data Room Loads 500-Millionth-Page - (Business Wire)
  • New eDiscovery Platform Is kCura Contender - (Whitney Grace)
  • Nuix Adopts Remote Access in eDiscovery - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Nuix CEO: Organizations Pay Too Much for Slow, Illogical and Limited eDiscovery Over Data Held In Symantec Enterprise Vault And EMC EmailXtender Archives – (Business Wire)
  • PitneyBowes Announces Additional Strategic Alliances for Volly™ Secure Digital Delivery Service - (Press Release)
  • Rand Secure Archive Releases New Versions of EAS Web Access and EAS Entourage Client Tools – (Press Release)
  • RenewData Roadshow to Focus on Complexities and Rewards of Technology Assisted Review - (@LegalIT)
  • SEPATON DBeXstream Unleashes Maximum Throughput and Optimal Deduplication Ratios on Oracle DBA – (Jerome Wendt)
  • Ulmer & Berne Selects Recommind for Enterprise Search and Email - (@LegalIT)
  • Xerox Acquires UK-based WDS - (Press Release)
  • Xpriori Concept Search and Predictive Coding Helps Law Firm Find “Smoking Gun” Document (PR Web)
2012 eDiscovery Events


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