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With the multitude of blog articles available on the market for consumption, choosing which ones to read can be challenging, let alone trying to stay awake while reading them.  As part of our ongoing educational content series, XDD provides a wide variety of engaging articles that provide legal professionals with a constant stream of valuable information to help improve their careers, teams and organizations. Coffee not included.

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Key Points from the Case Law Survey – Proportionality Series, Part 6

In this case law survey, we will briefly review a variety of cases from across 2016 that have touched on proportionality in discovery since the December 2015 Amendments.  We will review them in chronological order, beginning with these four from the first half of 2016: In re Takata Airbag Prods. Liab. Litig., MDL No. 2599 (S.D. Fla. Mar. 1, 2016); Noble Roman’s, Inc. v. Hattenhauer Distrib. Co., 314 F.R.D. 304 (S.D. Ind. Mar. 24, 2016); Hahn v. Hunt, Case No. 15-2867 (E.D. La. Apr. 20, 2016); and Mitchell v. Reliable Sec., LLC, Case No. 1:15-cv-03814-AJB (N.D. Ga. May 24, 2016).

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Cases from 2017 – Proportionality Series, Part 5

In this case law survey, we will briefly review a variety of cases from across 2016 that have touched on proportionality in discovery since the December 2015 Amendments.  We will review them in chronological order, beginning with these four from the first half of 2016: In re Takata Airbag Prods. Liab. Litig., MDL No. 2599 (S.D. Fla. Mar. 1, 2016); Noble Roman’s, Inc. v. Hattenhauer Distrib. Co., 314 F.R.D. 304 (S.D. Ind. Mar. 24, 2016); Hahn v. Hunt, Case No. 15-2867 (E.D. La. Apr. 20, 2016); and Mitchell v. Reliable Sec., LLC, Case No. 1:15-cv-03814-AJB (N.D. Ga. May 24, 2016).

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Because You Need to Know: Monthly News Round-Up for December 2017

A monthly round-up of industry news stories, useful publications, and notable cases of which you should be aware from the preceding month Welcome to “Because You Need to Know,” XDD’s monthly news round-up.  In these posts, we gather together interesting articles, new publications, noteworthy cases, and XDD materials from the preceding month.  This post gathers…

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Key eDiscovery Program Management Takeaways – Program Management Series, Part 8

Unfortunately, the establishment of an effective, efficient eDiscovery program is not a one-and-done activity.  Like all active programs or systems, it requires ongoing maintenance to ensure that it continues to be effective and efficient.  For an eDiscovery program that means doing things like post-mortems, periodic program reviews, and more. In addition to maintaining your program over time, you will undoubtedly want to improve it over time. Read to review the steps on how to maintain and improve eDiscovery programs and what they entail.

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Cases from Late 2016 – Proportionality Series, Part 4

In this case law survey, we will briefly review a variety of cases from across 2016 that have touched on proportionality in discovery since the December 2015 Amendments.  We will review them in chronological order, beginning with these four from the first half of 2016: In re Takata Airbag Prods. Liab. Litig., MDL No. 2599 (S.D. Fla. Mar. 1, 2016); Noble Roman’s, Inc. v. Hattenhauer Distrib. Co., 314 F.R.D. 304 (S.D. Ind. Mar. 24, 2016); Hahn v. Hunt, Case No. 15-2867 (E.D. La. Apr. 20, 2016); and Mitchell v. Reliable Sec., LLC, Case No. 1:15-cv-03814-AJB (N.D. Ga. May 24, 2016).

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Ongoing Program Maintenance and Improvement – Program Management Series, Part 7

Unfortunately, the establishment of an effective, efficient eDiscovery program is not a one-and-done activity.  Like all active programs or systems, it requires ongoing maintenance to ensure that it continues to be effective and efficient.  For an eDiscovery program that means doing things like post-mortems, periodic program reviews, and more. In addition to maintaining your program over time, you will undoubtedly want to improve it over time. Read to review the steps on how to maintain and improve eDiscovery programs and what they entail.

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Cases from Early 2016 – Proportionality Series, Part 3

In this case law survey, we will briefly review a variety of cases from across 2016 that have touched on proportionality in discovery since the December 2015 Amendments.  We will review them in chronological order, beginning with these four from the first half of 2016: In re Takata Airbag Prods. Liab. Litig., MDL No. 2599 (S.D. Fla. Mar. 1, 2016); Noble Roman’s, Inc. v. Hattenhauer Distrib. Co., 314 F.R.D. 304 (S.D. Ind. Mar. 24, 2016); Hahn v. Hunt, Case No. 15-2867 (E.D. La. Apr. 20, 2016); and Mitchell v. Reliable Sec., LLC, Case No. 1:15-cv-03814-AJB (N.D. Ga. May 24, 2016).

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Because You Need to Know: Monthly News Round-Up for November 2017

A monthly round-up of industry news stories, useful publications, and notable cases of which you should be aware from the preceding month Welcome to “Because You Need to Know,” XDD’s monthly news round-up.  In these posts, we gather together interesting articles, new publications, noteworthy cases, and XDD materials from the preceding month.  This post gathers…

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Management Metrics for eDiscovery – Program Management Series, Part 6

There are advantages to moving beyond intra-project metric monitoring to inter-project metric monitoring.  When the relevant project details are captured across multiple projects in a standardized, normalized way, they reveal additional insights invaluable for proactive program management within an organization. Which metrics will be most useful to your organization will depend, to some extent, on the types of matters and eDiscovery activities in which your organization is most often engaged, as well as on your balance of insourcing and outsourcing.  Here, we will review examples of key project metrics to consider tracking for the realization of cross-project, program management benefits.

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A Balm in Gilead – Proportionality Series, Part 2

In January 2016, just a few weeks after the amendments became effective, a court in California had the opportunity to apply the amended rule in Gilead Sciences, Inc. v. Merck & Co., Inc., No. 5:13-cv-04057-BLF (N.D. Cal. Jan. 13, 2016).  This was a patent infringement case in which Merck alleged that Gilead was infringing “two of its patents to a certain kind of nucleoside analog.”  Gilead claimed that “it was the one to conceive and reduce to practice the inventions.” Read to see how the description of the Magistrate Judge’s summation of the proportionality requirement and discussion of recent amendments reflect the intentions of the amendments to elevate and emphasize proportionality as central to determining discovery scope.

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