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Posts on Legal Tech, Litigation, & E-Discovery

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...

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...

Litigation Management
May 14, 2018

Weighing the Benefits of Settling Your Case Out of Court

The vast majority of civil cases never go to trial. Some are dismissed because the pleadings are deficient and others are closed at a later stage, but many are settled. A settlement can feel like a win or a loss, depending on the figure. If the...

Litigation Management
April 23, 2018

The Top 10 Features to Look for in E-Discovery Review Software

With so many e-discovery software options available to attorneys today, it can be challenging to find the solution that best suits the needs of your firm. When reviewing a document production from your adversary, do you really need all the bells...

Litigation Management
February 28, 2018

Discovery of Databases, Part I : Understanding What You’re Seeking

When I was first getting started with e-discovery, I would worry a lot about what I called "proprietary file types." I was concerned that by asking for native files I would end up with a bunch of files with an extension I'd never seen before and...

Litigation Management
August 10, 2017

The Cost of Using Non-Legal Software for Case Management

Perhaps you've realized that keeping your case information in notepads and Word documents isn't a good idea. You've seen how hard it is to search, filter, and collaborate with these tools, and you want something more structured — because you...

Litigation Management
May 12, 2017

Best Practices For Handling Unpaid Legal Fees

For a law firm, few things are as frustrating as dealing with unpaid fees. Unfortunately, it comes with the territory of running a legal practice. How can lawyers and office managers can make this inevitable situation less of a hassle? Better...

Business Development
April 07, 2017

Legal Project Management Tips For Attorneys

Developing great project management skills is critical to running a successful law practice. As lawyers, we often hone these skills by staying on top of deadlines and conducting thorough due diligence. However, in the daily grind, we can overlook...