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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, November 14, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - November 14, 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
  • 9th Circuit Considers Whether Hitting ‘Send’ Creates Agency – (Scott Graham)
  • Chancery Court Endorses Predictive Coding – (Bracewell & Giuliani)
  • CIA Director Ousted By Metadata – (@ITLexOrg)
  • Court Invokes FRE 502(d) to Permit Intentional Production of Privileged Materials Without Waiver – (Crowell & Moring)
  • Court Orders Broad Discovery of Class Members’ Social Media, Text Messages & Email – (K&L Gates)
  • Crunching the Numbers for Predictive Coding – (Drew Lewis)
  • Da Silva Moore: Judge Carter Denies Motion for Recusal or Disqualification – (K&L Gates)
  • Defendant Claiming Not Reasonably Accessible Data Has Some ‘Splaining To Do – eDiscovery Case Law – (Doug Austin)
  • Do Defense Counsel Have Carte Blanche To Discover Plaintiffs’ Use Of Social Networking Sites? (Michael Maslanka)
  • eDiscovery and Social Media: Recap from TLI Litigation Summit, Part II – (Gina Rubel)
  • eDiscovery: Resolving Issues Through a Collaborative Approach – (Martin O’Hara)
  • eLessons Learned: Interview with the Honorable Ronald J. Hedges - (Catherine Kiernan)
  • Failing to Circulate A Litigation Hold Does Not Warrant a Presumption of Gross Negligence – (Dan Harshman)
  • FTC’s New eDiscovery Rules in Effect as of November 9 2012 - (Ryan Thomas)
  • Hooters Law Suit Must Use Predictive Coding from Same Vendor – (Anna Biblowitz)
  • Information Governance Even More Important In The Era Of Big Data – Forbes – (Barry Murphy)
  • Judge Carter Refuses to Disqualify one of SDNY’s “Experts in eDiscovery” – More on Da Silva Moore – (Gil Keteltas)
  • Judge Orders Parties to Keep it “Kleen” – eDiscovery Law Review – (Dylan Alper)
  • Judge Peck’s Decision Not to Recuse Himself in ‘Da Silva Moore’ Upheld – (Evan Koblentz)
  • Judge Warns: Avoid Mechanically Produced Boilerplate Privilege Logs – (Carey Busan)
  • Metadata: You [Only] Get What You Ask For – (Lee Marchisio)
  • Moving TARget: The Hunt for a More Cost Effective and Efficient Review – (Christopher Yoshida)
  • New York Courts Continue to Deem Social Networking Sites Discoverable – (Matthew Podolnick)
  • Paraben Forensic Innovation Conference 2012 – (Josh Gilliland)
  • Patently Unclear – (Craig Ball)
  • Predictive Coding Metrics are for Weenies – Part III – (Karl Schieneman)
  • Recusal Motion in Da Silva Moore Case Denied – (Philip Favro)
  • Review Acceleration: Getting the Most from Technology-Assisted Review – (Hope Swancy-Haslam)
  • Statistical Pattern Matching Predicts Presidential Winners, Why Not Privilege and Responsiveness? (Sandra Serkes)
  • Technology: Ethics Meets eDiscovery – (John Cowling, Daniel Nelson)
  • That E-mail Is Mine; Or Is It?: Who Owns an E-mail Message? | Data Governance Law – (Tim Banks)
  • The Employer’s Duty to Preserve “ESI” – (Francis Cook)
  • Using the Same eDiscovery Vendor as your Opponent – (Elizebeth Cohee)
  • What’s in a Name? Potentially, a Lot of Permutations – eDiscovery Best Practices (Doug Austin)
  • When It Comes to eDiscovery, Leave the Driving to Us – (Bob Ambrogi)
  • Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire: Powering eDiscovery with Data Loss Prevention – (Allison Walton)
  • Without Request, Delaware State Judge Orders Use of Predictive Coding in Complex Case – (Robert Hilson)
  • Why is Legal Hold Still a Mystery? (Mikki Tomlinson)
Reports and Resources
  • Canadian eDiscovery Case Law Digests – Common Law - (Peg Duncan)
  • Disclosure and Discovery in Utah – (Utah Courts)
  • Ethics of Twitter Research: Topology of Disciplines, Methods and Ethics Review Boards – (Nick Proferes, Michael Zimmer)
  • November Edition of Notable Cases and Events in #eDiscovery (PDF) (Sidley Austin)
  • Randoms vs Weirdos: Teen Use of Social Networking Sites and Perceptions of Legal Risk - (Alternative Law Journal)
  • Electronic Discovery and Computer Forensics: State Rules and Statutes – (Kroll Ontrack)
  • Update: Peck, Parties and Predictive Coding – (@ComplexD)
  • Where the Money Goes: Understanding Litigant Expenditures for Producing eDiscovery – (Nicholas Pace, Laura Zakaras)
Sight and Sound
  • Case in Point: Where Deleted Emails Go – (Tom Fishburne)
  • Legal Risks with BYOD (Bring Your Own Devices) Video – (Peter Vogel)
  • Video Discussing the International Conference of Data Protection & Privacy Commissioners with LXBN TV – (Hogan Lovells)
Technology and Tactics
  • Chesbro v. Best Buy Stores, L.P.: Court Rejects Defense of “Informational” Calls – (Justine Gottshall)
  • Corporate Threat Report: Fraud Down, Data Theft Persistent – (Catherine Dunn)
  • Dropbox Passes 100 Million Users – (Jenna Wortham)
  • Election 2012 Lessons for the Business Use of Big Data – (William Tanenbaum)
  • Ex-Spy Chief David Petraeus Gave His Mistress Access To His Email – (Kashmir Hill)
  • Finally, Another Interesting Take On A Global File System – (Chuck Hollis)
  • Gartner Research Renews Interest in GC Affairs – (Evan Koblentz)
  • Google Discloses Rising Number of Government Requests – (CircleD)
  • Hitachi Announces All Solid-State Storage Array – (Deni Connor, James Bagley)
  • In CLO Survey, In-House Counsel Challenging Firms on Value, Service – (Catherine Dunn)
  • Litigating Post-Close Merger Cases — HLS Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation – (Boris Feldman)
  • Lock It Up: Managing Security Risks in Public Clouds – (Mitch Wagner)
  • NOC Privacy Compliance Review: Social Media Monitoring/Situational Awareness Initiative – (Donald Triner)
  • Personal Data Transfers: Google Cloud SQL Service Offers EU-Only Processing and Storage Capability – (Pinsent Masons)
  • Petraeus’s Downfall Reminds That Email Lasts Forever – (Alison Diana)
  • Petraeus Fallout: 5 Gmail Security Facts – (Mathew Schwartz)
  • Troubleshooting ActiveSync Issues Using Logs – (Casper Manes)
  • Vendor Mergers and Acquisitions – Signed, But Not Sealed, Not Delivered, Not Yours – (Kashyap Kompella)
  • When Businesses Go Dark: A DDoS Survey – (Ted Swearingen)
  • Will Wikipedia Wither Traditional Legal Citation? (Peter Vogel)
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • AccessData Quietly Enters Ranks of World’s Most Respected Digital Investigations Companies – (Business Wire)
  • BIA eDiscovery Updates TotalDiscovery to Include Notification Features – (PR Newswire)
  • BlackBag Technologies Announces BlackLight™ 2012 R4 Mac OS X, iPhone, and iPad Forensics Software Release – (PR Web)
  • British Telecom (BT Group Plc) To Acquire Tikit – (@LegalIT)
  • Catalyst Partners With Equivio to Deliver Unparalleled Predictive Coding Technologies – (Marketwire)
  • Complete Managed Review From OrangeLT™ - (@OrangeLT)
  • Computer Forensics Firm LuciData Distinguishes Itself From The Competition – (Elizabeth Millard)
  • Concept Searching Partners with RKO Business Solutions – (PR Web)
  • Dr. Bruce Hartley Joins Celerity Consulting Group – (PR Web)
  • EDD Update: USPTO Grants H5 Patent for Its TAR Process – (Sean Doherty)
  • eDiscovering Vendors on Twitter – November 2012 Update - (@ComplexD)
  • eDiscovery Services Company Further Expands New York Presence – (PR Web)
  • EMC Adds Scale, Connectors to Kazeon eDiscovery – (Evan Koblentz)
  • European Union Competition Regulator Selects Nuix for Use During Inspections at Corporate Premises – (Business Wire)
  • First Advantage Expands Leadership Team – (Marketwire)
  • FTI Consulting Announces Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation For 7 3/4% Senior Notes Due 2016 – (PR Newswire)
  • FTI Consulting Management Discusses Q3 2012 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – (Seeking Alpha)
  • Guidance Software Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary – (Business Wire)
  • H5 Granted Patent for Technology-Assisted Review – (Press Release)
  • Kroll Ontrack Pushing Services into the Local Market | Reseller News New Zealand – (Vera Alves)
  • LexisNexis Blazes Audit Trail for ECA App – (Evan Koblentz)
  • Masters Conference Names Founder Robert E. Childress as CEO - (Press Release)
  • Merrill DataSite® Virtual Data Room Honored as “Information Management Product/Service of the Year” (PR Web)
  • Nextpoint – First eDiscovery Service Provider Accepted into Amazon’s Advanced Technology Partners Program – (PR Web)
  • New Version of LexisNexis Early Data Analyzer Features Enhanced eDiscovery Filtering Tools – (Business Wire)
  • NightOwl Discovery Enhances Its Discovery Management Services with Equivio Zoom – (PR Newswire)
  • Prepare For eDJ Group’s Q4 eDiscovery Market Update – (Barry Murphy)
  • Radicati Group Releases “eDiscovery – Market Quadrant, 2012″ - (Marketwire)
  • Rimkus Analytics Forms Alliance with Servient to Add Two New Services to Digital Forensics Division – (Business Wire)
  • StoneRiver Risk and Compliance Acquires Compliance Assurance Corporation – (Press Release)
  • The Oliver Group Announces Addition of Partner/Vice President of Data Acquisition and Forensics – (PR Web)
  • Top Workplaces: Candor, Camaraderie Distinguish Legal-Software Firm kCura – Chicago Tribune – (Jane Kidd Stewart)
  • Xerox Announces Managed Review Offering – (Foster Gibbons)
  • ZL Technologies Announces Advanced OCR Capabilities for Harnessing Unstructured Data – (Marketwire)
2012 eDiscovery Events


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


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
Click here for more information.

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
Click here for more information.

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.