eDiscovery

Autonomy’s Lesson For Information Governance

Autonomy’s Lesson For Information Governance 150 150 Rakesh Madhava

The ongoing collapse of Autonomy is just the latest verification that big, installed software packages for the enterprise are doomed. Everything Autonomy stood for – in-sourcing sophisticated technology for highly specialized tasks – has proven to be a sham. Just look at the allegations of accounting irregularities. According to Hewlett Packard, Autonomy’s commoditized hardware expenses were co-mingled…

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Make the eDiscovery Rules Work for You

Make the eDiscovery Rules Work for You 1000 667 Jason Krause

The adversarial nature of the system of law in the United States is not about cooperation and playing nice. In law school, lawyers are trained to crush their opposition. But the updated eDiscovery Rules of Civil Procedure and emerging case law actually make it not only possible to make discovery a cooperative process, but if…

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eDiscovery With Chief Judge Holderman

eDiscovery With Chief Judge Holderman 150 150 Jason Krause

EXPERT WITNESS: Chief Judge James Holderman Nextpoint’s Expert Witness is a feature offering insights from lawyers, technologists, law enforcement, entrepreneurs, and other interesting people influencing our industry and world. Check back regularly for thought-provoking expert opinions. Chief Judge James Holderman has been a United States district judge in Chicago since 1985 and became chief judge of…

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Changing the Conversation in eDiscovery: The Last Word

Changing the Conversation in eDiscovery: The Last Word 150 150 nextpointguest

CONVERSATIONS WITH: Alitia Faccone + Rakesh Madhava   Nextpoint’s “Conversations With” is a feature offering insights from two or more industry insiders in a “panel-style” discussion around a specific topic area. Expect a lively and thought-provoking repartee and check back regularly for installments. To read the whole series, here is Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, andPart 6.  Installment #6…

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Changing the Conversation in eDiscovery: Where Do We Go from Here?

Changing the Conversation in eDiscovery: Where Do We Go from Here? 150 150 Rakesh Madhava

CONVERSATIONS WITH: Alitia Faccone + Rakesh Madhava   Nextpoint’s “Conversations With” is a feature offering insights from two or more industry insiders in a “panel-style” discussion around a specific topic area. Expect a lively and thought-provoking reportée and check back regularly for installments.  To read the whole series, here is Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 6..…

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Small Firm eDiscovery – Beat the Data Dump

Small Firm eDiscovery – Beat the Data Dump 150 150 Jason Krause

The document dump is still a common practice in Small Firm eDiscovery. At its most basic, it is the practice of sending opposing counsel as many files for review as possible close to the start of a trial. But today, the data dump can actually provide an advantage to the receiving party. Unlike the paper…

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Sharepoint eDiscovery: Preserving Cloud and Sharepoint Data for Litigation

Sharepoint eDiscovery: Preserving Cloud and Sharepoint Data for Litigation 150 150 Jason Krause

We all know that big data is not only threatening to break corporate IT budgets, but threatens to overwhelm the legal system. As organizations try to solve one problem, like controlling ownership of data, they inevitably create new headaches for the legal department. These self-inflicted wounds are probably inevitable to some degree in the data-intensive…

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Social Media eDiscovery: Embrace the Boring

Social Media eDiscovery: Embrace the Boring 150 150 Jason Krause

For many lawyers, eDiscovery is still an exotic, unfamiliar practice. Despite the growing number of conferences, publications, and CLE credits available to help lawyers understand the discovery of electronic evidence in litigation, most lawyers have never even sent a preservation letter, the first step in discovery. Considering that discovery of any electronic evidence is unfamiliar to most…

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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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eDiscovery Failures and Sanctions on the Rise

eDiscovery Failures and Sanctions on the Rise 150 150 Jason Krause

If it seems like there’s been a lot of eDiscovery sanctions lately, it’s not an illusion. The number of parties and lawyers being hit with sanctions and adverse inferences for eDiscovery failure are, in fact, on the rise. Obviously, sanctions are a bad thing, but it’s also a sign of maturity in the law. Last…

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