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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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The Need to Be Prepared for Later Litigation – eDiscovery Investigations Series, Part 4

“Come, Watson, come!” he cried.  “The game is afoot.  Not a word!  Into your clothes and come!” – Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Abbey Grange.
The majority of eDiscovery work takes place in the context of litigation, but a significant amount of it takes place instead in the context of investigations.  Although the available ESI and the available eDiscovery technologies are the same, the realities of handling investigations are different in some ways worth discussing.

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Collection and the Duty of Technology Competence – Collection Fundamentals Series, Part 1

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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The Need for Nuanced Analysis and Review – eDiscovery Investigations Series, Part 3

Analysis and review is the process of figuring out what happened by investigating your collected evidence, and that process is made more challenging when relevant individuals have actively tried to conceal what’s happened – or at least tried to be subtle about it while it was happening. Also, it is not uncommon for individuals to communicate using euphemisms or coded language or to communicate using alternative channels. To overcome these challenges, the analysis and review process must be undertaken with these realities in mind, and it must be carried out in a way that will help you find these well-hidden needles in the haystack.

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The Need for Speed and Secrecy – eDiscovery Investigations Series, Part 2

“Come, Watson, come!” he cried.  “The game is afoot.  Not a word!  Into your clothes and come!” – Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Abbey Grange.
The majority of eDiscovery work takes place in the context of litigation, but a significant amount of it takes place instead in the context of investigations.  Although the available ESI and the available eDiscovery technologies are the same, the realities of handling investigations are different in some ways worth discussing.

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Because You Need to Know: Monthly News Round-Up for January 2018

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 items of interest from January 2018.

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Gibson Dunn’s “2017 Year-End E-Discovery Update” Is Now Available

On January 18, 2018, Gibson Dunn released its 2017 Year-End E-Discovery Update. For almost a decade, Gibson Dunn’s Electronic Discovery and Information Law Practice Group has produced this annual year-in-review report (and, in some years, a “Mid-Year E-Discovery Update” as well). Each year, it provides practitioners with one of the best overviews of new case law, evolving best practices, and industry trends. This year’s report discusses developments related to: spoliation sanctions; proportionality; possession, custody, or control; discovery of social media; technology-assisted review; and, eDiscovery service providers.

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When the Game is Afoot – eDiscovery Investigations Series, Part 1

“Come, Watson, come!” he cried.  “The game is afoot.  Not a word!  Into your clothes and come!” – Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Abbey Grange.
The majority of eDiscovery work takes place in the context of litigation, but a significant amount of it takes place instead in the context of investigations.  Although the available ESI and the available eDiscovery technologies are the same, the realities of handling investigations are different in some ways worth discussing.

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Five Key Points from the Sedona Conference Commentary – Proportionality Series, Part 8

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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The Sedona Conference Commentary on Proportionality – Proportionality Series, Part 7

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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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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