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

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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 items of interest from November 2017.

Industry News Stories

Interesting news stories from November include the continuing struggle to balance insourcing and outsourcing, a new opportunity for eDiscovery education, and the expanding uses of artificial intelligence in legal practice:

Notable Cases

New eDiscovery cases discussed in November include:

XDD Materials

XDD published five new blog articles and one new white paper in November:

  • White Paper
    • Hold On – Conducting Effective Legal Holds – Legal holds remain a common source of issues for litigants, particularly with regard to the spoliation that can follow an ineffective or nonexistent legal hold and the question of whether reasonable efforts to preserve were taken. This 24-page guidance document provides step-by-step review of the duty of preservation and its triggers, the elements of an effective legal hold, the processes and policies helpful for effective hold execution, tools you can use for hold issuance and tracking, and more.

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About the Author

Matthew Verga, JD
Director, Education and Content Marketing

Matthew Verga is an electronic discovery expert proficient at leveraging his legal experience as an attorney, his technical knowledge as a practitioner, and his skills as a communicator to make complex eDiscovery topics accessible to diverse audiences.  A ten-year industry veteran, Matthew has worked across every phase of the EDRM and at every level from the project trenches to enterprise program design.  He leverages this background to produce engaging educational content to empower practitioners at all levels with knowledge they can use to improve their projects, their careers, and their organizations.

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