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

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - August 1, 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
  • Adverse Inference Sanction Issued in High Stakes Patent Dispute - (Philp Favro)
  • Back to Basics: What You Thought Everyone Knew About Legal Holds - (Dennis Kiker)
  • Court Acceptance of Predictive Coding? Still a Waiting Game - (Michael Hamilton)
  • Criminal Search Warrants Showing Their Age - (BLLAWG)
  • Da Silva Moore: Defendant Files Opposition to Plaintiffs’ Objection to Denial of Motion for Recusal or Disqualification – (K&L Gates)
  • ECA – Before 26(f) - (Samantha Green)
  • eDiscovery Traffic Control – Merging on the Litigation Superhighway - (Dennis Kiker)
  • E-Discovery: Managing Litigation Vendor Costs and Information Flow - (Judy Selby, Brian Esser)
  • Days Seven and Eight of a Predictive Coding Narrative - (Ralph Losey)
  • Failure to Disable Auto-Delete And Follow Up On Litigation Hold Results in Adverse Inference - (K&L Gates)
  • Fourth Circuit Says Employees Can Copy Data The Employer Allows Them To See - (Richard Renner)
  • How Dangerous Is Self-Collection in eDiscovery? (Sheila Mackay)
  • HSR and Jail Time? The Importance of Being Earnest, and Getting Corporate Internal Investigations Right – (Proskauer)
  • Impact of Chin Decision on Pension Committee - (Rachel Fendell)
  • Is an Expert Who Agrees to Testify for No Compensation but with Expense Reimbursement “Specially Employed” within 26(a)(2)(B) Requiring a Written Report? (Gregory Joseph)
  • Judge Scheindlin Issues Marching Orders for Electronic Records Search - (Mark Hamblett)
  • The Latest Update: Peck, Parties and Predictive Coding - (@ComplexD)
  • Let’s Ask Dad About the Attorney-Client Privilege - (Josh Gilliland)
  • Lucky Seven: My Top Document Management Tips - (Jessica C. Mederson)
  • No Request, No Motion to Compel - (Josh Gilliland)
  • Of Mice, Men, and Social eDiscovery - (Norv Leong)
  • On the Eve of Trial with Apple, Samsung is Dealt Adverse Inference Sanction - (Doug Austin)
  • On Eve of Trial, Apple Obtains Adverse Inference Instruction for Samsung’s Email Spoliation – (John Horan)
  • Predictive Coding, eDiscovery, and Me - (Mark Dubois)
  • Proposed Spoliation Rules Would Impact Apple-Samsung Trial - (Henry Kelston)
  • Samsung Seeks Relief from Spoliation Sanction, Moves to Sanction Apple for Spoliation - (John Horan)
  • Sanctions – Lead Counsel Responsible for Discovery Failures, Cannot Shift Blame - (Gregory Joseph)
  • Search and Collection of Data Efforts Critiqued in FOIA Case - (Stephanie Blair, Scott Milner, Denise Backhouse)
  • See Samsung? Legal Holds ARE important! “Jury to Hear Samsung Destroyed Evidence” (Project Counsel)
  • Selecting And Working With An eDiscovery Vendor - (Mayer Brown)
  • Self-Collection Is Dead (Long Live Self-Collection!) (James D. Shook)
  • Taking Technology-Assisted Review to the Next Level – (Free Registration Required) (Craig Ball)
  • Ten Common eDiscovery Defensibility Situations - (Chuck Kellner)
  • The Antithesis of Diligence – Not Something You Want to Read About Your eDiscovery Efforts – (Adam Losey)
  • The Clawback Train Has Left the Station - (Adam Losey)
  • The Number of Pages in Each Gigabyte Can Vary Widely - (Doug Austin)
  • The Three-Pronged Relationship in eDiscovery: Corporate Counsel, Outside Counsel and eDiscovery Provider – Frances)
  • U.S. eDiscovery Concepts Collide with International Privacy Policies - (LexisNexis)
  • Why Half Measures Aren’t Enough in Predictive Coding - (Chitrang Shah)
  • Why (Some) Lawyers Don’t Like Technology-Assisted Review - (Dennis Kiker)
Reports and Resources
  • ABA Tech Survey: A Third of Lawyers Use Tablets, a Few Still on Dial-Up - (Evan Koblentz)
  • An Updated Technology Assisted Review Backgrounder – (@OrangeLT)
  • Comparison of Info Sharing, Monitoring and Countermeasures Provisions in the Cybersecurity Bills – (CDT)
  • Confused? Analysing the Scope of Freedom of Speech Protection vis-à-vis European Data Protection (PDF) (David Erdos)
  • IAALS Offers Training And Solutions To Challenges Of eDiscovery - (IAALS)
  • Majority of Companies Expanding Cloud Computing Skills: Survey - (Joe McKendrick)
  • FFIEC Issues Statement on Cloud Computing - (Hunton Williams)
  • NIST Updates Computer Security Guides - (Patience Wait)
  • The Rear View Mirror on Google+: 5 Top Stories From Last Week’s Unfiltered Orange Newsletter – (@OrangeLT)
  • The Rise of the “Connected Viewer” – Pew Internet (PDF) (Aaron Smith, Jan Boyles)
Sight and Sound
Technology and Tactics
  • 2012 Olympics Magnify the Importance of Implementing a Social Media Policy - (Devin Krugly)
  • A Growing Trend – Employers Prohibited from Requesting Employee or Applicant Social Media Log-In Info – (Frederick Lah)
  • Avoiding Minefields in a Changing Data Privacy and Security Landscape - (James DeGraw, Christine Santariga)
  • Baylor’s Accidental Doc Dump Provides Grist For Bias Suit - (Karen Sloan)
  • Can Employers Ask Applicants for Social Media Login Information? (Debbie Kaminer)
  • Cloud Guidance Rains Down in July – (Sue Ross, David Kessler, Pam Harbour, Bob Wilson)
  • Conclusion of Online Defamation Series – Anti-SLAPP - (Travis Crabtree)
  • CSO Magazine Publishes Hogan Lovells Article “Dangerous Assumptions About Clouds” - (Hogan Lovells)
  • Cybersecurity Act Now Pending in U.S. Senate - (Eric Johnson)
  • Expert Witness: CEO of CMP.LY Talks Social Media Disclosures - (Laura Waldman)
  • “Facebook Firing” Claims Under State Law Too - (Michael Schmidt)
  • Google, Zippers, and Quirky Trademark Law - (BLLAWG)
  • Growing Recognition of Subjectivity in Expert Testimony - (Edward Imwinkelried)
  • He “Likes” Me, He “Likes” Me Not – Lawsuit, Changes Landscape of Privacy Litigation - (Elizabeth Berman)
  • How to Impose Technological Restraints on Criminal Offenders - (Art Bowker)
  • Major Changes in Store with Exchange 2013 - (Casper Manes)
  • McKinsey Says Social Media Could Add $1.3 Trillion to the Economy - (Quentin Hardy)
  • Oops- Google Found Street View Wifi Data - (Peter Vogel)
  • Securely Deleting Data from Mobile Devices - (Sharon Nelson, John Simek)
  • Skype Chats, User Data More Available To Police - (Craig Timberg, Ellen Nakashima)
  • Social media stats: In-House Counsel’s New Media Use By The Numbers - (Ashley Post)
  • Startup Floats Cloud Storage for Lawyers - (Evan Koblentz)
  • “Stop” Texting to Prevent Unwanted Lawsuits - (Robert Forbes)
  • Technology on Trial: Human Rights Court Upgrades Its Transparency - (Claire Duffett)
  • The FTC Is Monitoring Data Breaches . . . And Appears to Be Eager to Bring Enforcement Actions – (John Gotaskie)
  • The Good, Bad, and Ugly News From Black Hat USA 2012 - (Sean Doherty)
  • The NLRB Weighs In (Again) On Social Media Policies - (Anna Ferrari, Susy Hassan, Nathan Salminen)
  • Twitter Messages within Scope of UK Communications Laws, High Court Rules - (Pinsent Masons)
  • What Will The Future Of IT (And Technology) Look Like?” (Tim Sheedy)
  • Why Cloud Should be Part of your Business Mobilisation - (Matt Henkes)
  • Why Social Media Sites Should Be Protected From Employers - (Lynne Bernabei, Alan Kabat)
  • Wiley Rein Law Firm Breached by Chinese Hackers - (Sharon Nelson)
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • 4th Annual Intermountain eDiscovery Conference to Provide Latest Information on Digital Discovery – (@OrangeLT)
  • AccessData Group Brings Mobile Phone Examiner Plus (MPE+) to the Legal Market - (Business Wire)
  • AccessData Releases Cyber Intelligence & Response Technology (CIRT) Version 2 - (Business Wire)
  • Are The Software Giants Dominating The eDiscovery Market? | eDiscovery Journal – (Barry Murphy)
  • Catalyst CEO John Tredennick Named ‘Fastcase 50’ Honoree – (Press Release)
  • CommVault Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2013 Financial Results - (Press Release)
  • CommVault Expands Fujitsu Partnership to Advance Modern Data Protection and Management – (Press Release)
  • CPAGlobal Expands IDS Management Service - (Announcement)
  • DCIG – Report from the 2012 Carmel Valley eDiscovery Retreat - (Charles Skamser)
  • Decisiv Categorization Solves Massive Email Management Problem - (Marketwire)
  • DriveSavers Announces Expansion for eDiscovery and Forensic Analysis Services – (Business Wire)
  • Epiq Systems Announces Second Quarter 2012 Results With Record Operating Revenue of $89.8 Million – (Globe Newswire)
  • eTERAConsulting Executive Todd Haley Named Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University - (PR Web)
  • Eversync Puts Key Backup Appliance Differentiators into Its New Line of Data Protection Appliances – (Ben Maas)
  • GGO – A Look Inside Hosted eDiscovery Pricing - (Megan Miller)
  • Guidance Software Extends Leadership in Financial Services Industry - (Business Wire)
  • Guidance Software Reports 2012 Second Quarter Financial Results - (Business Wire)
  • Huron Consulting Group Announces Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results - (Business Wire)
  • InterLegis Offers Predictable, All-Inclusive Pricing Model for Discovery360™ Hosted - (PR Web)
  • IntraLinks Announces Date of Earnings Release and Conference Call for 2Q 2012 Financial Results – (PR Newswire)
  • IPRO Offers Free Trial of Litigation Review Software IPRO Eclipse SE - (Press Release)
  • IronMountain Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results – Earnings Call Transcript - (Seeking Alpha)
  • Kroll Ontrack Launches Australian Partner Portal - (Peter Dinham)
  • Lagniappe: Unfiltered Orange – A Searchable PDF Of eDiscovery News Between Jan. 1, 2012 – July 4, 2012 – (@OrangeLT)
  • Leading Analyst Firm Ranks IntraLinks as Lead Vendor in Team Platform and Social Software Suites Category – (PR Newswire)
  • LegalHoldPro: Conference on Preservation Excellence to Debut September 27-28, 2012 in Portland, OR. (Press Release)
  • LuciData Strengthens eDiscovery Services with iCONECT’s XERA - (PR Web)
  • Metalogix Announces Powerful Solution To Consolidate Critical File Share Content Into SharePoint – (Press Release)
  • Nextpoint – eDiscovery: Leveling The Playing Field – Solo & Small Firm Discovery eBook - (Nextpoint)
  • Oracle Continues Buying Spree - (Melodie Warner)
  • Reed Elsevier CEO Engstrom Says Breakup Is Not on Board Agenda - (Kristen Schweizer)
  • Sonian Archive Review & Rating – PC Magazine - (Fahmida Rashid)
  • Symantec CEO Firing Probably Won’t Impact Clearwell - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Symantec CEO’s Ouster Intensifies Pressure: Real M&A - (Kathleen Chaykowski, Alex Barinka)
  • TechLaw Solutions: Managed Review Services Benefit Corporations And Law Firms - (John Thatcher)
  • TERIS Among First eDiscovery Service Providers to Adopt SSAE-16 SOC 2 Security Standards - Web)
  • Thomson Reuters Acquires Online Brand Monitoring Tool - (Sean Doherty)
  • Troutman Sanders eMerge Selects Relativity - (Globe Newswire)
  • X1 Discovery and the National White Collar Crime Center Partner to Fight Cybercrime - (Press Release)

2012 eDiscovery Events


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