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2012 Social Media Case Law in Review: Courts Get in Touch With Your Feelings

2012 Social Media Case Law in Review: Courts Get in Touch With Your Feelings 150 150 Jason Krause

Not too long ago, lawyers could honestly say that they didn’t know if social media was discoverable for litigation. This year, courts have moved well past that question, granting broad discovery from Twitter, Facebook, and any other social media outlets. The focus this year was mainly on details of social media discovery, like whether social…

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Courts Set the Bar for Social Media Discovery

Courts Set the Bar for Social Media Discovery 150 150 Jason Krause

Being in the legal technology field can be frustrating. Technology changes fast but the law moves slowly, deliberately, and often in convoluted ways. You have to somehow stay ahead of the technology curve while waiting for the courts to catch up. It wasn’t until 2006 that federal courts were able to get the basic rules…

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Too Many Cooks in eDiscovery

Too Many Cooks in eDiscovery 150 150 nextpointadmin

A guest-post by Joshua Gilliand of Bow Tie Law   There are phrases a lawyer never wants to hear a judge say. One is your law firm “acted negligently in failing to comply with its eDiscovery obligations.” Another is your client “acted willfully in failing to comply with its discovery obligations and assist its outside counsel…

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eDiscovery Case Law: Judges Get Annoyed When Lawyers Don't Play Nice

eDiscovery Case Law: Judges Get Annoyed When Lawyers Don't Play Nice 150 150 Jason Krause

Judges are getting tough about cooperation. eDiscovery case law is being driven by a handful of federal judges like Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola with the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. Recently, Facciola told litigants in the matter Taydon v. Greyhound Lines, Inc., there is “a new sheriff in town–not Gary Cooper, but me.”   “Drop your 40…

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