Judge Scheindlin Speaks!: eDiscovery Trends

By: Doug Austin

Kudos to Jason Krause at ACEDS for getting the first “post-bench retirement” (at least that I know of) interview with (now former) U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin!

Court Orders Plaintiff to Perform a “Download Your Info” From Facebook: eDiscovery Case Law

By: Doug Austin

In Rhone v. Schneider Nat’l Carriers, Inc., Missouri Magistrate Judge Noelle C. Collins ordered the plaintiff to disclose a complete list of her social media accounts to the defendant and also provide a “Download Your Info” report from her Facebook account from June 2, 2014 to the present within fourteen days and ordered the defendant to disclose to the plaintiff any and all posts, photos or other media from the report it intends to use in support of its defense.

Former IT Administrator with “Keys to the Kingdom” Charged with Hacking into Former Employer: eDiscovery Trends

By: Doug Austin

A former IT administrator pled not guilty earlier this month to federal charges of hacking into the computer system of Blue Stone Strategy Group – an Irvine-based company and the man’s former employer – and deleting files.

The Number of Files in Each Gigabyte Can Vary Widely: eDiscovery Best Practices

By: Doug Austin

Now and then, I am asked by clients how many documents (files) are typically contained in one gigabyte (GB) of data. When trying to estimate the costs for review, having a good estimate of the number of files is important to provide a good estimate for review costs. However, because the number of files per GB can vary widely, estimating review costs accurately can be a challenge.

Plaintiffs Ordered to Produce a Copy of Access Database for Forensic Analysis: eDiscovery Case Law

By: Doug Austin

In Thorne Research, Inc. et. al. v. Atlantic Pro-Nutrients, Inc., Utah Magistrate Judge Paul M. Warner determined that, because the parties had competing affidavits regarding whether a Microsoft Access database created by the plaintiffs’ co-inventor stores metadata and that metadata (if present) was clearly relevant, the defendant should be allowed the opportunity to conduct a forensic analysis as to whether or not the metadata exists in the native format of the Access database.

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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 jane@litigationbestpractices.com.