Information Governance (InfoGovernance) is the specification of decision rights and an accountability framework to encourage desirable behavior in the valuation, creation, storage, use, archiving and deletion of information. It includes the processes, roles, standards and metrics that ensure the effective and efficient use of information to enable an organization to achieve its goals. Information governance should be an element in planning an enterprise's information architecture.

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

An Engagement Area (EA) is an area where the commander of a military force intends to contain and destroy an enemy force with the massed effects of all available weapons systems.

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

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - November 7, 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
  • Court Orders Retention of Outside Vendor to Collect Responsive Documents, Investigate Possible Spoliation – (K&L Gates)
  • Court Rules on What eMail Backup Means - (Peter Vogel)
  • Cloud Considerations: eDiscovery - (K&L Gates)
  • Defendant Ordered to Retain Outside Vendor, Monetary Sanction Awarded - (Doug Austin)
  • “Emails Offered on State of Mind ≠ Hearsay” - (Gregory Joseph)
  • eDiscovery Certifications Expanding Reach – (Kacina Shaw)
  • eDiscovery: Lessons Learned from Scentsy, Inc. v. B.R. Chase LLC - (Todd Ohlms, Joseph Fogel)
  • Failing to Preserve:  Apple, Samsung Narrowly Escape Adverse Inference Instruction - (Michael Kozubek)
  • Five Questions with Ralph Losey about the New eDiscovery Best Practices (EDBP) Model for Attorneys – (Dean Gonsowski)
  • Five Reasons to Outsource Litigation Support - (Ralph Losey)
  • How to Preserve Data When You Can’t Trust Your Adversary - (Judy Selby, Brian Esser, Joshua Rog)
  • Judicial Activism: Delaware Judge Orders Both Sides To Use Predictive Coding - (Chris Dale)
  • Keteltas Comments on eDiscovery Practices in Apple’s Patent Infringement Case against Samsung – (Baker Hostetler)
  • Like it or Not, Predictive Coding is Here and Judges Want you to Use It - (Cat Casey)
  • My Company May Receive an HSR Second Request – Now What? (Gabriela Baron)
  • New Gartner Report Spotlights Significance of Email Archiving for Defensible Deletion - (Philip Favro)
  • Outsourcing eDiscovery – Firms vs. Corporate - (Marilyn Gladden)
  • Past Website Content Is Discoverable and Can Come Back to Haunt You in Later Litigation - (Suzanne Janusz)
  • Predictive Coding Metrics Are For Weenies – (Karl Schieneman)
  • Recent Court Decisions Remind Legal Teams to Proactively Address eDiscovery Requirements – (Mike Hamilton)
  • Remote Control Duty to Preserve - (Josh Gilliland)
  • Rule 37(c)(1) – Factors for Determining Whether a Failure to Disclose or Make Discovery Is Harmless – (Gregory Joseph)
  • Social Media Discovery Request Ruled Overbroad – (Doug Austin)
  • Spoliation Inference Is Appropriate Sanction in Fraud and Breach of Contract Case - (Lauren Winchester)
  • Taking Over Former Employee’s LinkedIn Account Not a Violation of Federal Law - (Mitchell Boyarski)
  • The eDiscovery Costs Winners Can Recover - (Adam Cohen)
  • The Main Messages from eDiscovery Ireland 2012 in Dublin - (Chris Dale)
  • Throwing a Wrench in the Document Review Machine - (Monica Bay)
  • Why SSD Drives Destroy Court Evidence, and What Can Be Done About It - (Yuri Gubanov)
  • Wreck-IT Ralph: Things in #eDiscovery that I Want to Destroy! (Ralph Losey)
Reports and Resources
  • 2012 Deloitte-NASCIO Cybersecurity Study - (Deloitte)
  • Designing, Implementing, Maintaining and Releasing Legal Holds (PDF) (Browning Marean, Kathy Owen, Bradley Smyer)
  • Discovery about Discovery:  Sampling Practice and Resolution of Discovery Disputes (PDF) - (Nick Landsman)
  • Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance Platforms - (French Caldwell, John Wheeler)
  • Technology Assisted Review Backgrounder Update – (@OrangeLT)
  • The Grossman-Cormack Glossary of Technology Assisted Review - (Maura Grossman, Gordon Cormack)
Sight and Sound
Technology and Tactics
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • About Talent and Technology: Complete Managed Review From OrangeLT™ - (@OrangeLT)
  • Access Data Ramps Up to Take the Gamble Out of Cyber Security - (PR Wire)
  • Advanced Discovery Builds on eDiscovery Expertise with New Staff Additions - (PR Web)
  • BIA Announces ACEDS Certification of its Professional Services Management Team - (Press Release)
  • Celerity Consulting Group Expands Litigation Readiness and Records Management Services - (PR Web)
  • Concept Searching Partners with Stonebridge - (PR Web)
  • Concept Searching Selected as Founding Strategic Partner in WAND Within™ Partnership Program – (PR Web)
  • Digital WarRoom and Zapproved Team Up to Provide Data Preservation Solutions for Corporations - (PR Web)
  • Discovery Attender For Notes Selected As “Trend Setting Product of 2012″ by KM World - (Press Release)
  • DTI Relocates Tampa Office – (Press Release)
  • Elite Document Technology Acquires Dallas based Peritia Data Discovery - (Brad Jenkins)
  • eMag Solutions Develops a Plan for Victims of Hurricane Sandy – (PR Newswire)
  • EMC Launches Massive Wave of Content Management Products and Solutions - (PR Newswire)
  • Epiq Systems Announces Third Quarter 2012 Results Reporting 20% Operating Revenue Growth – (Press Release)
  • Epiq Systems Finds Big Gains Thanks to Electronic Discovery – Kansas City Business Journal – (Alyson Raletz)
  • Fios: An Interview with Ralph Losey - (Rebecca James)
  • Fios Honored by kCura as Orange-level Relativity Best in Service Partner - (Business Wire)
  • Gallivan to Add New Technology and Partners – (Evan Koblentz)
  • Gavel & Gown Release Amicus Cloud Practice Management - (Sean Doherty)
  • Guidance Software Reports 2012 Third Quarter Financial Results - (Press Release)
  • Idaho Central Credit Union Selects Hyland Software’s OnBase Solution to Support Enterprise-Wide Growth – (PR Newswire)
  • Iron Mountain Reports Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results – (Business Wire)
  • kCura Relativity to Add Processing Engine - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Latest Update:  10 Years of eDiscovery Mergers, Acquisitions and Investments - (@ComplexD)
  • Loading in Summation – Easy as 1, 2, 3… (Keith Schrodt)
  • Measuring and Validating the Effectiveness of Relativity Assisted Review – (David Grossman)
  • Mindseye Introduces All-In-One TunnelVision eDiscovery Appliance - (PR Web)
  • Mitratech Enhances Usability and End User Productivity with Product Enhancements - (Press Release)
  • Nilan Johnson Lewis, PA Brings Relativity In-House - (Press Release)
  • OpenText Management Discusses Q1 2013 Results – Earnings Call Transcript - (Seeking Alpha)
  • Pitney Bowes Announces Third Quarter Results for 2012 - (Press Release)
  • Sheila Magri Joins FTI Consulting Strategic Communications Practice - (Press Release)
  • Textkernel Selects Autonomy, an HP Company, to Power Document Extraction - (PRNewswire)
  • The Dolan Company Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results - (Business Wire)
  • UBIC Files For A $46 Million IPO - (NASDAQ)
  • UBIC Forays into Document Translation Business for International Litigation and Due Diligence – (PR Web)
  • UBIC, INC. Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering - (PR Web)
  • Xerox Legal Services Supports Mobile Access to OmniX - (Evan Koblentz)
2012 eDiscovery Events


e-Discovery & e-Investigations Forum
November 8, 2012
London, United Kingdom
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Corporate Litigation Forum
November 11-13, 2012
San Antonio, TX
Click here for more information.

LawTech Europe Congress
November 12, 2012
Prague, Czech Republic
Click here for more information.

The Litigation Summit and Exposition
November 12-13, 2012
Washington, DC
Click here for more information.

The 7th Annual E-Disclosure Forum
November 15, 2012
London, United Kingdom
Click here for more information.

Information Governance & eDiscovery Strategy
November 27-29, 2012
Munich, Germany
Click here for more information.


Georgetown Law – The Advanced eDiscovery Institute
December 6-7, 2013
Washington, DC
Click here for more information.

2013 Events


LegalTech New York 2013
January 29-31, 2013
New York, NY
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ACEDS 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition
February 28 – March 2, 2013
Hollywood, FL
Click here for more information.


Legal IT Business Show 2013
March 5-6, 2013
London, United Kingdom
Click here for more information.

The Sedona Conference® Institute’s 7th Annual E-Discovery Program: Living On E-Discovery’s Cutting Edge
March 21-22, 2013
San Diego, CA
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April 4-6, 2013
Chicago, IL
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Laguna Beach eDiscovery Retreat
April 10-12, 2013
Laguna Beach, CA
Click here for more information.

2013 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition
April 14-17, 2013
Washington, DC
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EDRM 2013-14 Kickoff Meeting
May 7-9, 2012
St. Paul, MN 55102
Click here for more information.

CEIC 2013
May 19 – 22, 2013
Orlando, FL
Click here for more information.

LegalTech West Coast
May 21-22, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
Click here for more information.