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  • To Shred or Not To Shred

    eLessons Learned
    dsodroski
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    “Follow the document policy!” Those were the words repeated many a time by Arthur Anderson to Enron’s employees during the pending SEC investigation. Those simple words led to a jury’s finding Anderson guilty of witness tampering through the act of persuading his employees to destroy relevant documents. The jury found Anderson guilty of violating 18 U.S.C. [...]
  • EDRM Announces Fall Events Schedule

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    George Socha
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Upcoming events include annual Fall Workshop and several webinars SAINT PAUL, Minn. – October 16, 2014 – EDRM, the leading standards organization for the e-discovery market, is preparing for a busy schedule of events this season. In addition to its annual Fall Workshop being held October 30-31, EDRM is hosting several upcoming webinars. The EDRM Fall Workshop, also known as the October meeting, is scheduled for October 30 and 31, with an opening dinner on October 29. At the Fall Workshop, EDRM members meet in person to pursue two key goals: Members meet as a committee of the whole to…
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  • To Shred or Not To Shred

    dsodroski
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    “Follow the document policy!” Those were the words repeated many a time by Arthur Anderson to Enron’s employees during the pending SEC investigation. Those simple words led to a jury’s finding Anderson guilty of witness tampering through the act of persuading his employees to destroy relevant documents. The jury found Anderson guilty of violating 18 U.S.C. [...]
  • Defendant’s “Hands-Off” Approach Insufficient; Sanctions Ordered

    dsodroski
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:48 am
    In this case, Peerless Industries, Inc.  sued defendants Crimson AV, LLC claiming patent infringement and design patent infringement arising out of defendant’s manufacture and sale of certain TV mounts. While not a defending party, Sycamore Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (“Sycamore”) is plaintiff’s former supplier of these TV mounts and played a vital role in the alleged [...]
  • New Age Technology: Brazilian and U.S. Courts “Scraping” the Surface of Legal Boundaries of Internet Use

    dsodroski
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:49 pm
    This Article was originally published with Bloomberg Law Reports on November 9, 2011. The Internet has afforded anyone, anywhere, a wealth of information at one’s fingertips. Within the current and ever­expanding age of technology, Brazilian- and U.S.-based courts continue to draw legal boundaries within a seemingly boundless cyberspace. The boundlessness of the Internet, and its [...]
  • Does a Litigation Hold Require the Preservation of Employee Text Messages? Big Problems in Little Packages: Lost Cell Phone Leads to Spoliation Sanctions

    dsodroski
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Big things can often come in small packages, especially in the field of eDiscovery.  In Christou v. Beatport, LLC, the defendants learned that something as small as a text message on a lost cell phone can lead to a bevy of headache-inducing preservation issues, even without proof that the lost texts actually contained relevant information. [...]
  • Think Plaintiffs Have All the Leverage? Not If They Spoliate.

    dsodroski
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Individual plaintiffs often exert settlement leverage against corporate defendants because, irrespective of the merits of the suit, the prospective costs of litigation coerce early settlement.  Therefore, an individual plaintiff often has nothing to lose.  Even if a plaintiff’s suit is meritless, often times the worst case scenario faced is dismissal of the suit.  Additionally, where [...]
 
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  • EDRM Announces Fall Events Schedule

    George Socha
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Upcoming events include annual Fall Workshop and several webinars SAINT PAUL, Minn. – October 16, 2014 – EDRM, the leading standards organization for the e-discovery market, is preparing for a busy schedule of events this season. In addition to its annual Fall Workshop being held October 30-31, EDRM is hosting several upcoming webinars. The EDRM Fall Workshop, also known as the October meeting, is scheduled for October 30 and 31, with an opening dinner on October 29. At the Fall Workshop, EDRM members meet in person to pursue two key goals: Members meet as a committee of the whole to…
  • EDRM Update – September 2014

    George Socha
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:12 am
    Issue 13 – September 2014 Welcome to the September 2014 issue of EDRM Update! Earlier this month EDRM announced a new fee structure for corporations, government entities, and academic institutions. We hope this will encourage greater participation among consumer organizations, which are both valued contributors and the primary beneficiaries of EDRM’s work product. As a result of the change we’ve already seen a significant increase in membership and look forward to the trend continuing. See below for the list of our newest members. Also this month, the EDRM Metric team released…
  • EDRM Publishes eDiscovery Maturity Self-Assessment Test

    George Socha
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Tool is designed to help organizations measure and improve their e-discovery processes SAINT PAUL, Minn. – September 24, 2014 – EDRM, the leading standards organization for the e-discovery market, announced today the release of the EDRM eDiscovery Maturity Self-Assessment Test (eMSAT-1), the first self-assessment resource to help organizations measure their e-discovery maturity. eMSAT-1 is a downloadable Excel spreadsheet containing 25 worksheets organized into seven sections covering various aspects of the e-discovery process. Complete the worksheets and the assessment results are…
  • EDRM Revises Membership Fees

    George Socha
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Corporations, government and academic institutions may now join EDRM free of charge SAINT PAUL, Minn. – September 10, 2014 – EDRM, the leading standards organization for the electronic discovery market, today announced a revised membership fee structure. Effective immediately, consumer organizations – corporations, governmental entities and academic institutions – may join EDRM and enjoy full membership benefits free of charge. The structure for providers and law firms remains unchanged. The revised fee structure serves to encourage greater participation among consumer organizations,…
  • EDRM Webinar, “Dropping the ‘Hammer’ on Security Threats,” Sponsored by AccessData

    George Socha
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    Join us on September 10, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm Central when we present the free EDRM webinar, “Dropping the ‘Hammer’ on Security Threats with Rapid Detection and Resolution” – sponsored by AccessData. Join AccessData for an in-depth discussion on how today’s information security requirements are being redefined. As cyber threats and breaches become more sophisticated organizations are struggling to just stay in-the-fight. Hackers are becoming more sophisticated, stealthy and focused in their pursuit of financial gain. With this new modus operandi many modern threats…
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