Judge Peck Refuses to Order Defendant to Use Technology Assisted Review: eDiscovery Case Law

By: Doug Austin

In Hyles v. New York City, New York Magistrate Judge Andrew J. Peck, indicating that the key issue before the court in the discovery dispute between parties was whether (at the plaintiff’s request) the defendants can be forced to use technology assisted review, refused to force the defendant to do so, stating “The short answer is a decisive ‘NO.’”

Court Compels Plaintiff to Provide Social Media Account and Activity Data: eDiscovery Case Law

By: Doug Austin

In Waters v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., Kansas Magistrate Judge Kenneth G. Gale granted the defendant’s motion to compel the plaintiff to produce account information associated with his social media accounts as well as postings from the dates he missed work in conjunction with his injury claims against the defendant. Judge Gale also granted most of the components of the plaintiff’s motion to compel against the defendant for various discovery requests.

ACEDS Adds its Weight to the eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey: eDiscovery Trends

By: Doug Austin

We’ve covered two rounds of the quarterly eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey created by Rob Robinson and conducted on his terrific Complex Discovery site (previous results are here and here). It’s time for the Summer 2016 Survey. Befitting of the season, the survey has a HOT new affiliation with the Association of Certified eDiscovery Specialists (ACEDS).

How Automation is Revolutionizing eDiscovery: eDiscovery Trends

By: Doug Austin

If you missed our panel session last month in New York City at The Masters Conference, you missed a terrific discussion about automation in eDiscovery and, particularly an in-depth discussion about technology assisted review (TAR) and whether it lives up to the current hype. Now, you get another chance to check it out, thanks to ACEDS.

Less Than Half of Cloud Users Have a Proactive Approach to Security: eDiscovery Trends

By: Doug Austin

We’ve covered the growth of cloud adoption several times, especially in eDiscovery, including here and here. However, according to a new survey from Ponemon, organizations apparently aren’t adopting appropriate governance and security measures to protect sensitive data in the cloud.



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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.