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  • Fishing for Relevancy

    eLessons Learned
    dsodroski
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Make sure that when you request electronic discovery information, it is relevant to the case at hand. The mere fact that information from the request could lead to admissible evidence is not enough to make the request relevant. In Salvato v. Miley, the father of plaintiff and decedent, Joshua Salvato, brought suit on behalf of [...]
  • EDRM Update – July 2014

    EDRM
    George Socha
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Welcome to the July 2014 issue of EDRM Update! Issue 11 – July 2014 Greetings! Welcome to the July issue of EDRM Update! It’s been another busy month for EDRM members who are working on several exciting initiatives. On the heels of publishing EDRM’s most popular whitepaper ever, the IGRM team has already started another – this one focused on information governance stakeholders. The Metrics team is preparing a survey on how internal processes are measured to help organizations determine their level of maturity, and the Native File group is working on a schema for standardizing the…
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    eLessons Learned

  • Fishing for Relevancy

    dsodroski
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Make sure that when you request electronic discovery information, it is relevant to the case at hand. The mere fact that information from the request could lead to admissible evidence is not enough to make the request relevant. In Salvato v. Miley, the father of plaintiff and decedent, Joshua Salvato, brought suit on behalf of [...]
  • Evidence of Destruction Deserving of Damages

    dsodroski
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    In 2007, John Lemanski was employed as a purchasing Manager for Barrette Outdoor. His responsibilities included purchasing resin for the production of siding at the lowest possible cost.  Unfortunately, in 2011, the company began to downsize and Lemanski’s position was dissolved. After Lemanski’s termination, it was discovered that Lemanski was not purchasing resin at the [...]
  • Another Reminder That Attorneys Are Responsible for the e-Discovery Behavior of Their Clients

    dsodroski
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    In the summer of 2013, the Northern District of California conducted a hearing over a motion to compel discovery responses which stemmed from e-discovery disagreements.  The plaintiff was a corporate investor in the defendant pharmaceutical company developing bovine-derived oxygen therapeutics.  A corporate officer of the pharmaceutical company was also named a defendant.  The plaintiff alleged [...]
  • Have You Demonstrated Prejudice For Your Spoliation Sanctions? The Tenth Circuit Requires It

    dsodroski
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Defendant Rain Link, Inc. received notice that the plaintiff was accusing the company for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Kansas Act Against Discrimination by its receving a letter written by the Kansas Human Rights Commission dated June 10, 2009.  Rain Link acknowledged that it anticipated litigation and, therefore, had a duty to [...]
  • UPCOMING EVENT: Pan-Pacific Data Privacy Laws & Regulations: Impact on US E-Discovery, April 24, 2012

    Frank Gonnello Jr.
    20 May 2014 | 3:57 am
    On April 24, 2012, a CLE-creditworthy webinar on international privacy laws and regulations as they pertain to eDiscovery will be broadcast to anyone registered for the free event. The event is hosted by UBIC North America, and looks to be a pertinent discussion on emerging international eDiscovery considerations. From the registration page: E-Discovery professionals focus [...]
 
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  • EDRM Update – July 2014

    George Socha
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Welcome to the July 2014 issue of EDRM Update! Issue 11 – July 2014 Greetings! Welcome to the July issue of EDRM Update! It’s been another busy month for EDRM members who are working on several exciting initiatives. On the heels of publishing EDRM’s most popular whitepaper ever, the IGRM team has already started another – this one focused on information governance stakeholders. The Metrics team is preparing a survey on how internal processes are measured to help organizations determine their level of maturity, and the Native File group is working on a schema for standardizing the…
  • EDRM Update – June 2014

    George Socha
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:43 am
    Welcome to the June 2014 issue of EDRM Update! Issue 10 – June 2014 Greetings! We hope your summer is off to a great start. EDRM members were busy this month, and among their achievements was the completion of the new EDRM Search Intent Framework. Recognizing that the term “search” has varying degrees of legal impact depending on how it’s used, the new framework was developed to define and document various types of search intent that are part of the EDRM. The new framework is available for download via the EDRM website. Read the full announcement here. Reminder: Last…
  • EDRM Introduces Search Intent Framework

    George Socha
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:56 am
    Model defines different classes of search intent that comprise the EDRM SAINT PAUL, Minn. – June 30, 2014 – EDRM, the leading standards organization for the e-discovery market, announces the release of the EDRM Search Intent Framework. The term “search” is used interchangeably in records management, archiving and e-discovery, but not all searches are similar as some have more legal impact than others. The new framework was developed to define and document various types of search intent that are part of the EDRM. Within the EDRM, “search” is used broadly in many contexts: to assess…
  • EDRM Update – May 2014

    George Socha
    30 May 2014 | 11:21 am
    Welcome to the May 2014 issue of EDRM Update! Issue 9 – May 2014 Greetings! Earlier this month EDRM announced a new model diagram is now available. The updated model reflects the evolution of our understanding of the overall discovery process, and in particular, the importance of information governance both as the starting point and throughout any e-discovery project. The full announcement, with background information and a description of the diagram changes is available here. The new graphic is available for download in a variety of formats from the EDRM website and may be used at no…
  • New EDRM Diagram Emphasizes Information Governance

    George Socha
    19 May 2014 | 6:00 am
    Updated model reflects current electronic discovery process and philosophy SAINT PAUL, Minn. – May 19, 2014 – EDRM, the leading standards organization for the e-discovery market, today announced the release of Version 3 of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM) diagram. Originally published in 2006, the framework is a popular tool used by legal professionals and others involved in e-discovery to help clarify processes and expectations among project stakeholders. Version 3 of the EDRM diagram offers significant updates, primarily to express the importance of information…
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