Court Denies Defendant’s Motion to Require Plaintiff to Re-Produce Data in a More Usable Format: eDiscovery Case Law

By: Doug Austin

In United States v. Meredith, Kentucky Senior District Judge Charles R. Simpson, III denied the defendant's motion to compel production of electronically stored information (ESI) by the plaintiff in a usable format, agreeing that the plaintiff had fulfilled its discovery production obligation pertaining to the manner and format of the ESI.

Date Searching for Emails and Loose Files Can Be Tricky: eDiscovery Best Practices

By: Doug Austin

I recently had a client that was searching for emails and loose files based on a relevant date range. However, because of the way the data was collected and the way the search was performed, identifying the correct set of responsive emails and loose files within the relevant date range proved to be challenging. Let’s take a look at the challenges this client faced.

Not Surprisingly, The Big Data Market is Getting Really Big: eDiscovery Trends

By: Doug Austin

A new forecast from International Data Corporation (IDC) announced last week predicts BIG growth for the big data technology and services market through 2019. Are you surprised by that? Didn’t think so. Here is a closer look.

Court Finds No Discovery Abuses by Defendant that Produced MSG Instead of TIFF Files: eDiscovery Case Law

By: Doug Austin

In Feist v. Paxfire, Inc., New York Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis denied the plaintiff’s request for reimbursement of costs and expenses related to document production, finding that the plaintiff had made no showing of significant discovery abuses by the defendant, and had not demonstrated that the defendant engaged in intentionally burdensome production.

In The Era of the Data Breach, Pandora’s Box Could be a Flash Drive: eDiscovery Trends

By: Doug Austin

Here’s an interesting pop quiz for you. Which option would you pick?



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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