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Posts on Legal Tech, Litigation, & E-Discovery

eDiscovery
May 28, 2020

Preparing for E-Discovery

It’s safe to say electronic evidence—text messages, digital photos, cloud storage, and the internet of things—will be involved in every new case you have. As a result, it’s important you prepare to produce and request electronic evidence from the...

May 07, 2020

A Statistical Analysis of Dateline - TV Show Legal trends 2015 - 2019

Dateline on NBC has been on the air for nearly three decades and has become one of America’s favorite sources for true crime and real-world legal drama. Across the country, millions have tuned in weekly for years in order to learn the details of...

eDiscovery
September 05, 2019

Requesting and Producing Text Messages in Discovery

Text messages can be powerful evidence. We know from personal experience that they are ubiquitous, both in our personal lives and our work lives. A text is less formal than an email - shorter, quicker, and more likely to draw a quick response....

May 17, 2019

Visual Timelines: How we Made It

Facts mean a lot. The who, what, where, when, and why of cases can make all the difference in a case. Aside from finding the facts, there's also the important task of organizing them. If there are many facts, organization is what differentiates a...

Litigation Management
April 09, 2019

What Happens When a 30(b)(6) Deponent is Not the Person Most Knowledgeable?

Parties can subpoena corporate entities to produce a witness for deposition who can testify “about information known or reasonably available to the organization” pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 30(b)(6). This witness is commonly known as the “Person...

eDiscovery
March 08, 2019

Email Collection for eDiscovery with Outlook

Email is involved as evidence in nearly every legal case. In 2019, it's actually really hard to imagine a case where email wouldn't have some bearing on the outcome. Even "avid off-the-gridders" has a website, and monkeys are taking selfies!...

eDiscovery
January 24, 2019

Improving PDF-Based Document Productions: Unitization

PDF files are used in almost every industry as the standard file type for a document that has reached its “final” form, such as a signed contract, a filed pleading, or a scanned document. In contrast, when we’re still editing a document, it will...

Litigation Management
October 02, 2018

Strategies to Prove Damages for Lost Profits

Lawyers have to answer a very basic question in preparing a case for trial: How can we prove damages? In a patent case with a discovery dispute over lost-profit damages, the ultimate question was what damages were “adequate to compensate for the...

Litigation Management
September 07, 2018

Organizing Evidence for Court, With a Look at Video Game Cases

Video games have been a way of life since the first computers, from the basic games of the 1950s to Pac-Man Fever of the 1980s. The 21st Century has a new level of game play, with far more complicated games that were ever envisioned in the days...

Litigation Management
August 08, 2018

Designating Privileged and Work Product Materials

Electronically Stored Information (ESI) is far more than communications sent between parties; a party’s investigators can also create ESI. In a lawsuit brought by PETA against at a zoo for the treatment of animals under the Endangered Species...