EDRM Has a Twist on its Fall Workshop (and a Webinar Today!): eDiscovery Trends

By: Doug Austin

Around this time of year, EDRM members (like me) expect to convene for our semi-annual visit to St. Paul for the mid-year meeting. This year, EDRM has a twist on the mid-year meeting, which they’re now calling the “fall workshop”. There’s also a webinar today!

Redactions Aren’t Always as Straightforward as You Think: eDiscovery Best Practices

By: Doug Austin

On the surface, it may seem easy enough to redact a document during eDiscovery review to obscure confidential or privileged information. You may think that all you need to do is draw a black box over the affected text, but there’s actually a lot more to consider in order to ensure that you don’t inadvertently produce information that was intended to be redacted. Here are a some redaction failures and how to avoid them.

Defendant Compelled to Restore and Produce Emails from Backup Tapes: eDiscovery Case Law

By: Doug Austin

In United States ex rel Guardiola v. Renown Health, Nevada Magistrate Judge Valerie P. Cooke concluded that emails contained on backup tapes held by the defendants was not reasonably inaccessible due to undue cost and, even if the emails were reasonably inaccessible due to undue burden or undue cost, “good cause supports their discoverability”. Also, after an analysis of cost-shifting factors found only one factor favored cost-shifting of the production of emails to the relator, Judge Cooke ordered the defendant to bear the cost of restoration and production.

When a Text File Doesn’t Match the Image or Native Excel File, What Do You Do?: eDiscovery Best Practices

By: Doug Austin

Even when you’ve been in the business for 25+ years, you sometimes encounter situations you can’t explain (at least initially). Here is a story about a document that I encountered yesterday that initially didn’t make sense to me. Thankfully, I’m extremely curious and ultimately figured it out (with some help). See if it will be obvious to you.



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About the Bloggers

Brad Jenkins

Brad Jenkins, President and CEO of CloudNine Discovery, has over 20 years of experience leading customer focused companies in the litigation support arena. Brad has authored many articles on litigation support issues, and has spoken before national audiences on document management practices and solutions.

Doug Austin

Doug Austin, Professional Services Manager for CloudNine Discovery, has over 20 years experience providing legal technology consulting and technical project management services to numerous commercial and government clients. Doug has also authored several articles on eDiscovery best practices.

Jane Gennarelli

Jane Gennarelli is a principal of Magellan’s Law Corporation and has been assisting litigators in effectively handling discovery materials for over 30 years. She authored the company’s Best Practices in a Box™ content product and assists firms in applying technology to document handling tasks. She is a known expert and often does webinars and presentations for litigation support professionals around the country. Jane can be reached by email at jane@litigationbestpractices.com.