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(Gartner Hype Cycle for Legal and Regulatory Information Governance, 2009, December 2009).

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - June 6, 2012

Compiled from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week's update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and announcements.

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@InfoGovernance will be on Summer Hiatus (Studying, Thinking, Planning) beginning in early June and will resume publication in early July.

eDiscovery News
Content and Considerations
  • 7 Ways to Handle eDiscovery During FCPA Investigations - (Catherine Dunn)
  • 10 Bonehead Mistakes That Can Kill eDiscovery Searches - (Craig Ball)
  • Activating Your Information Management Shield - (James Shook)
  • An Updated Technology Assisted Review Backgrounder (1 February – 5 June 2012) (@OrangeLT)
  • Are ‘Drive By’ Rule 26(f) Meetings the Norm? (Federal Judicial Center)
  • California Federal Court Taxes $700,000 in eDiscovery Costs in Race Tires Case - (Robert Hilson)
  • Can You Recover Costs for eDiscovery Services as an Expense of Litigation? (Michael Palumbo)
  • Computer-Assisted Coding is Powerful Tool to Control Complex Case eDiscovery Costs - (Rob McFarlane, Russell Petersen)
  • Conceptual Search verses Predictive Coding – (Bill Tolson)
  • Corporate Emails Do Not Necessarily Comprise Corporate Business Records - (Alain Liebman)
  • Court Allows Third Party Discovery Because Defendant is an “Unreliable Source” - (Doug Austin)
  • Court Denies Request for Sanctions Against Consultant Absent Showing of Prejudice - (Littler)
  • Da Silva Moore: Defendant Opposes Plaintiffs’ Objections to May 7 Discovery Rulings - (K&L Gates)
  • Deleted Email. Are You Looking In The Right Place? (Mark G. Walker)
  • Eaton Executives’ Affidavits Focus on eDiscovery Problems – (Sue Reisinger)
  • eDisclosure: TAR is Not a Plaything - (Mike Taylor)
  • eDiscovery: Memorializing the eDiscovery Process - (Alvin Lindsey)
  • eDiscovery Searching: Don’t Let Stop Words Stop You From Effective Searching – (Doug Austin)
  • E-Discovery Gamers: Join Me In Stopping Them – (Ralph Losey)
  • E-Discovery in Law School: Yes, You Need to Learn This Stuff - (Christopher Danzig)
  • “Essentially Non-existent Document Retention Policy” Renders Defendants an “Unreliable Source of Discovery;” Court Grants Sanctions for False Statements, Discovery Violations - (K&L Gates)
  • Federal Cloud Report Advises Legal Holds, Preservation Standards - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Five Steps to a Forensically Sound Social Media Archive - (Jason Krause)
  • Handling Deleted E-mail Messages During eDiscovery Processing - (Armon Gunger)
  • How to Avoid eDiscovery Disasters - (Erin Joyce)
  • Investing To Avoid The Mere Imputation of Sanctionable eDiscovery Conduct - (Chris Dale)
  • Judge Peck: Cloud For Enterprises Not Cost-Effective Without Efficient eDiscovery Process - (John Patzakis)
  • Kleen Products Predictive Coding Update – Judge Nolan - (Matthew Nelson)
  • Lawyers May Look at Sender’s Metadata but Can’t Use Program to Find Scrubbed Info - (Samson Habte)
  • Law School Classes on eDiscovery: Important and Informative, or Waste of Time? (Christopher Danzig)
  • Legal Hold: Getting Off on the Right Foot in eDiscovery – (Eric Thurston)
  • Mastering the Review Phase of the EDRM - (Kevin Nichols)
  • NLRB’s Third Social Media Report Includes Model Social Media Policy - (Kristin Sostowski)
  • Playing Moneyball in the Compliance Department - (Ryan McConnell, Daniel Trujillo, Katelyn Richardson)
  • Proposed Standard Voir Dire Jury Instruction Cautioning Jurors Against Social Media and Internet Use - (Gregory Joseph)
  • Spoliation of Data Can Lead to Your Case Being Dismissed – (Doug Austin)
  • The Demise of The News of the World: An Analysis of “Hackgate” Through an eDiscovery Lens - (Allison Walton)
  • The Four Corners of SocialMedia and eDiscovery - (Michelle Sherman)
  • The Lingering Question Whether Spoliation Sanctions Are Governed by State or Federal Law – (Gregory Joseph)
  • The No Fly Zone of Producing An Entire Facebook Profile - (Josh Gilliland)
  • The Rise of Technology-Assisted Review (TAR) (Barry Murphy)
  • What is a ‘Reasonable Search’? (Howard Sklar)
  • What the Market Really Wants From eDiscovery Software - (Andrew Bartholomew)
Reports and Resources
  • 80% Of Companies Use Social Media To Track Competitors (Study) (Shea Bennett)
  • 2012 Executive Insights: Europe – Economic Impact and Outlook for the Future (PDF) (Grail Research)
  • An Update: Peck, Parties and Predictive Coding (1,432 Pages With Index) (@ComplexD)
  • Designing Search Systems: Churn, Real-Time Search and Twitter - (Jimmy Lin, Gilad Mishne)
  • Information Privacy Regulation – What You Need to Know About Current Developments - (Donna Ruscitti)
  • Law Technology News – May/June 2012 Issue - (Law Technology News)
  • Socially Aware: The Social Media Law Update – June 2012 (PDF) (Morrison Foerster)
  • Social Media Archiving and Collection for eDiscovery? 15 Interesting Technologies - (@ComplexD)
  • State of Compliance: 2012 Study Provides a Lens into the Changing Practice of Compliance Risk Management – (PwC)
  • The 2012 Am Law 200 - (The American Lawyer)
  • The Rear View Mirror on Google+: Top 5 Stories From Last Week’s Unfiltered Orange Newsletter - (@OrangeLT)
  • Twitter Use 2012 | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project - (Aaron Smith, Joanna Brenner)
  • Worldwide eDiscovery Infrastructure 2012–2016 Forecast (IDC) - (Vivian Tero)
Sight and Sound
  • Attorney Review – Predictive Coding and Traditional Review: An 80% Savings In Attorney Review Hours? (@OrangeLT)
  • Case in Point: “Hells Spoliators” (Tim Fishburne)
  • Video: Kleen-ing up with Technology-Assisted Review Tools – (Alex Vorro, Julie Beck)
Technology and Tactics
  • A Cloud Computing Strategy for Europe | New Europe – (Neelie Kroes)
  • A Look At What Every Executive Should Learn from Wal-Mart’s Mistakes | Harvard Business Review – (Ben Kerschberg)
  • Archiving Helps Biz Comply with Data Protection Laws – ZDNet Asia News - (Ellyne Phneah)
  • Confirmed: US and Israel Created Stuxnet, Lost Control Of It – (Nate Anderson)
  • Data Vulnerability Toughens Lawyers’ Confidentiality Rules - (Steven Bennett)
  • Deep Dive into Data-as-a-Service Impacts on Business Ecosystems - (Robert Fox)
  • Does Data Have Gravity? (Chuck Hollis)
  • FLAME! Bigger and Badder Than Stuxnet - (Sharon Nelson)
  • Hospital to Pay $750,000 to Settle Data Breach Charges Brought by Massachusetts AG - (Marcy Wilder)
  • Hot Off The Press – Today’s New NLRB Social Media Guidance – (Michael Schmidt)
  • How Big Data Gets Real – (Quentin Hardy)
  • Insights and Practical Solutions for Employers Considering a “Bring Your Own Device” to Work Program (Philip Gordon)
  • Is the ‘Smartphone Will’ in Our Future? (John Conte)
  • Is Your Company Website Revealing International Trade Law Violations? (David Schwartz)
  • Judge Sends Cybercriminals to Jail and Orders $39.1 Million in Restitution - (Peter Vogel)
  • Learning To Escape The ROI Trap - (Chuck Hollis)
  • Legal Battle Over Twitter Subpoena Heats Up | Reuters - (Robin Respaut)
  • Managing the Risks and Costs of Email Archives: Part I – Initial Considerations & Functionality – (Mayer Brown)
  • Microsoft Says Internet Explorer 10 Will Set “Do Not Track” by Default - (John Horan)
  • Password Privacy and Social Media Compliance – (Tim Walker)
  • Rethinking Privacy in an Era of Big Data – (Quentin Hardy)
  • SEC Approves FINRA Rule Changes - (Tim Walker)
  • Should We All Be Getting The Twitter ‘Jitters’? Be Careful What You Say Online (PDF) (Susan McLean, Alistair Maughan)
  • Text Message Complaint Against Sports Team Highlights Risks Associated New Media Interaction with Fans – (Loeb & Loeb)
  • Twitter’s New Tailored Suggestion Service Raises Questions - (Tanya Forsheit)
  • Using Previous Versions to Find Missing PST Files - (Jeff Orloff)
  • Vermont Updates Data Breach Notification Law – (Mintz Levin)
  • You Need To File A Motion For A Protective Order!!! (Katherine Gallo)
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
  • An Update: Intermountain eDiscovery Conference 2012 | Managing Mountains of ESI - (@OrangeLT)
  • AccessData:  The Symantec Clearwell Acquisition: One Year Later – eDiscovery Insight – (Tim Leehealey)
  • Another Modestly Priced eDiscovery Tool: ReadySuite from Compiled Services – (Sharon Nelson)
  • AlphaLit Achieves Elite ISO 27001 Certification” (PR Web)
  • Autonomy Announces Big Data Solutions in the Cloud - (@LegalIT)
  • bit-x-bit Becomes Relativity Consulting Partner - (Press Release)
  • Catalyst Launches Enhanced Partner Recognition Program - (Press Release)
  • Catalyst Recognizes Document Solutions, Inc. (DSi) as its First Summit Partner - (Press Release)
  • Charles Christian Partners with the LawTech Europe Congress Event - (PR Web)
  • Clustify 3.0, A Flexible New Way to Analyze and Organize - (Jennifer Shockley)
  • Compiled Services Releases ReadySuite Version 4.2 - (Michael Roach)
  • CYA SmartRecovery v6.0 for EMC Documentum - (PR Web)
  • DOAR Adds Gerard Britton to Its eDiscovery Consulting Team – (Michael Roach)
  • Early Data Assessment – A Webinar with AccessData and Apersee - (Chris Dale)
  • Early Data Assessment: Setting the Standard in eDiscovery Readiness - (Kroll Ontrack)
  • eDiscovery Institute Announces Second Annual Leadership Summit – October 17-19, 2012 – (PR Web)
  • enChoice Announces CYA SmartRecovery Support for IBM FileNet P8 V5.x - (PR Web)
  • Enhancement of Statistical Validation of the Predictive Review Workflow is Featured in Servient Update – (PR Web)
  • Epiq Systems Approves Share Repurchase Program - (GlobeNewswire)
  • Epiq Systems Shareholders Vote Thumbs Down On Executive Pay - (Mark Davis)
  • eTERAConsulting Names John Christly as Managing Consultant - (PR Web)
  • Global EDD Group Implements Venio FPR™ Integrated eDiscovery Platform - (PR Log)
  • HP releases Data Protector 7 - (Kirsten Doyle)
  • HP Reveals Post-Acquisition Plans for Autonomy - (Scott Fulton)
  • iDiscovery Solutions Hires Tracy Good as Manager of Project Management - (@LegalIT)
  • Index Engines Announces Support for HP Data Protector at HP Discover 2012 Conference - (Press Release)
  • Iram Arras Joins iCONECT as Director of Product Management - (PR Web)
  • IronMountain Incorporated Announces 8% Increase to Quarterly Dividend” (Business Wire)
  • Jackson Lewis Selects Kroll Ontrack as Its Preferred eDiscovery Solutions Provider - (Business Wire)
  • LexisNexis Acquires Sanction Solutions - (Business Wire)
  • LightSpeed Joins Exterro Partner Network to Expand eDiscovery Software and Services for Corporations - (Marketwire)
  • Litera Updates Email Metadata Removal Software - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Marlen International Switches to EVault for Cloud-Connected Backup and Recovery Services – (Press Release)
  • Masters Conference Announces Anthony Diana as 2012 Conference Chair – (Press Release)
  • New Release of Trident Expert From Wave Software - (Announcement)
  • Nuix Announces 50% Discounted Law Enforcement Pricing for Nuix Investigator Suite - (Press Relea
  • OrangeLT™ Mentioned As “Tracked Vendor” By Gartner In 2nd Annual E-Discovery Software Report – (@OrangeLT)
  • Pitney Bowes, iDiscovery Both Add ECA and Predictive Coding - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Predictive Coding 2.0 (LegalTech West Coast Presentation) (John Treddenick, Jeremy Pickens, Jim Eidelman)
  • Quest Simplifies the Management of Microsoft Office 365 Environments – (Business Wire)
  • Recommind Positioned in Leaders Quadrant Of 2012 eDiscovery Magic Quadrant - (Press Release)
  • Richard Clark Joins iCONECT as Regional Business Development Manager – (PR Web)
  • Sensei:  On the Trail of the Craigslist Killer: A Case Study In Digital Forensics – (Sharon Nelson)
  • SFLData Opens Palo Alto Office to Provide Local Managed eDiscovery Services to Silicon Valley - (PR Web)
  • SHMsoft Tests Open Source eDiscovery App in Cloud - (Evan Koblentz)
  • Sonian Raises $13.6M From OpenView, Summerhill, Prism - (Mark Boslet)
  • StoredIQ Releases ‘The Truth About Big Data’ (Business Wire)
  • Three Canadian Tech Startups Make Red Herring Top 100 List for 2012 - (Knowlton Thomas)
  • Tikit wins Mimecast Professional Services Partner of the Year 2012 - (Announcement)
  • Vault Solutions Announces Software Allowing Archiving of Linux/Unix NFS Data into Enterprise Vault - (PR Web)

2012 eDiscovery Events


ILO Global Counsel Congress
June 14, 2012
New York, NY


Carmel Valley eDiscovery Retreat
July 22 - 24, 2012
Carmel, CA


ILTA Annual Conference 2012
August 26 - 30, 2012
Washington, DC


Intermountain eDiscovery Conference 2012
September 13, 2012
Salt Lake City, UT

ACC Annual Meeting
September 30 - October 3, 2012
Orlando, FL


EDI Leadership Summit 2012
October 17 - 19, 2012
Fort Lauderdale, FL

LawTech Europe Congress
November 12, 2012
Prague, Czech Republic