eDiscovery Daily Blog

In addition to its software and professional services, CloudNine also provides extensive education to eDiscovery practitioners as highlighted by its publication of the eDiscovery Daily Blog. Authored and edited by industry expert Doug Austin, the eDiscovery Daily is the go-to resource for thousands of eDiscovery and eDisclosure professionals seeking to keep up with the latest news and case law in the world of digital discovery.
Will Lawyers Ever Embrace Technology?: eDiscovery Best Practices
Will Lawyers Ever Embrace Technology?: eDiscovery Best Practices 302 359 Tom O'Connor

Law firms today possess technology tools which have been proven to save time and money while simultaneously improving quality within the discovery process. Two thirds of the states have enacted rules which impose lawyer’s ethical duty to understand technology. And, case after case shows judicial endorsement of both of these concepts. Why is it, then, that surveys continue to show that many lawyers have yet to embrace these new technologies and approaches?

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ACEDS Shows Why You Need Those Stinking Badges: eDiscovery Trends
ACEDS Shows Why You Need Those Stinking Badges: eDiscovery Trends 553 376 Doug Austin

If you love classic comedy movies like me, you probably love the classic Mel Brooks comedy Blazing Saddles. My favorite quote from that movie is when the bandido says “Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges!” Well, The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS) is showing that you do, in fact, need those stinking badges to prove you’re CEDS certified.

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Court Grants Motion to Quash Subpoena From Defunct Non-Party Entity: eDiscovery Case Law
Court Grants Motion to Quash Subpoena From Defunct Non-Party Entity: eDiscovery Case Law 479 270 Doug Austin

In Swift Beef Co. v. Alex Lee, Inc., Kansas Magistrate Judge Kenneth G. Gale, finding that “the information requested by the subpoena has limited relevance and is not proportional to the needs of the case” and that the non-party entity (Vantage Foods) had established that its production would be unduly burdensome, granted Vantage’s Motion to Quash Subpoenas and denied the plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Compliance with Subpoena as moot.

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Judge Says “Alexa, Please Testify in a Double Murder Case”: eDiscovery Trends
Judge Says “Alexa, Please Testify in a Double Murder Case”: eDiscovery Trends 172 446 Doug Austin

The occurrence of Internet of Things (IoT) devices in criminal cases is becoming more and more frequent. Just last month, we covered a case where data from a Fitbit led to the arrest of a murder suspect (we covered another case like it last year as well). Now, an Amazon Echo may have key evidence in a double murder committed last year.

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Tomorrow is the Day to “Master” Your Knowledge of eDiscovery in Orlando for 2018: eDiscovery Trends
Tomorrow is the Day to “Master” Your Knowledge of eDiscovery in Orlando for 2018: eDiscovery Trends 423 363 Doug Austin

If you’re going to be in the Orlando area tomorrow, join me and other legal technology experts and professionals at The Master’s Conference Orlando event. It’s a full day of educational sessions covering a wide range of topics!

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After Woman’s iPhone is Seized and She Sues, Homeland Security Agrees to Delete Her Data: eDiscovery Case Law
After Woman’s iPhone is Seized and She Sues, Homeland Security Agrees to Delete Her Data: eDiscovery Case Law 479 270 Doug Austin

An American Muslim woman filed suit and asked a federal judge to compel border officials to erase data copied from her iPhone. Now, she has settled her lawsuit with the government because federal authorities have now agreed to delete the seized data.

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It’s Time Again to Vote for Your Favorite Legal Blogs at The Expert Institute: eDiscovery Trends
It’s Time Again to Vote for Your Favorite Legal Blogs at The Expert Institute: eDiscovery Trends 437 201 Doug Austin

Sure, you just voted a couple of days ago, but it’s time to do so again! If you have a favorite eDiscovery blog or a favorite general legal blog, here’s a chance to see it recognized as one of the best. Once again, The Expert Institute is looking for your votes in the 2018 Best Legal Blog Contest.

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Here’s a Webcast to Help The “Luddite” Lawyer Learn to Embrace Technology: eDiscovery Webcasts
Here’s a Webcast to Help The “Luddite” Lawyer Learn to Embrace Technology: eDiscovery Webcasts 463 264 Doug Austin

Technology Assisted Review (TAR) has been court approved for nearly seven years now and other technologies and approaches have been proven to save time and money while even improving quality within the discovery process. Yet, many lawyers still have yet to embrace these new technologies and approaches. Why, and what needs to happen to change things? Here’s a webcast that will take a look at what needs to happen to help the “Luddite” legal professional learn to embrace technology.

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Court Orders Defendants to Sample Disputed Documents to Help Settle Dispute: eDiscovery Case Law
Court Orders Defendants to Sample Disputed Documents to Help Settle Dispute: eDiscovery Case Law 479 270 Doug Austin

In Updateme Inc. v. Axel Springer SE, California Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler ordered the defendants to review a random sample of unreviewed documents in dispute and produce any responsive documents reviewed (along with a privilege log, if applicable) and report on the number of documents and families reviewed and the rate of responsiveness within one week.

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Results of the Microsoft Office 365 eDiscovery Challenge Survey: eDiscovery Trends
Results of the Microsoft Office 365 eDiscovery Challenge Survey: eDiscovery Trends 614 445 Doug Austin

Remember the Microsoft Office 365 eDiscovery Challenge Survey that Tom O’Connor and Don Swanson were conducting? The results are in!

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