Don’t ask for a production you’re not prepared to review

Murphy v. Piper, Civ. In this class action, the court denied sanctions for a late-stage 2.5 million-page document production. None of that discovery was irrelevant or nonresponsive, making this a case of “be careful what you ask for, you just might get it.” The...

Judge notes that while clowns are scary, ESI is not

City of Rockford v. Mallinckrodt ARD Inc. In this case alleging pharmaceutical price-gouging, the court praised the parties’ cooperation before resolving “an impasse” regarding non-responsive information. The court began this highly entertaining opinion by quoting...

What Is Data Mapping, and Why Does It Matter in Ediscovery?

How a comprehensive data map prepares organizations for all stages of ediscovery What is data mapping? Data mapping is the process of creating a comprehensive inventory of an organization’s data. Data maps for ediscovery generally include the following: what types and...

What Is OCR or Optical Character Recognition?

Learn how software converts images or paper documents to searchable text What is OCR? OCR or optical character recognition refers to technology that can recognize letters, numbers, and other written characters. This allows it to convert images or scanned paper...

What Is Cooperation in Ediscovery?

Cooperative ediscovery isn’t just the rule — it’s a great way to control costs What is cooperation in ediscovery? Cooperation is the process of working together toward the same end or providing assistance, especially by complying with requests. This collaborative...

What Is Blockchain?

How the technology underlying cryptocurrency may affect ediscoveryWhat is blockchain? Blockchain technology creates a digital ledger to chronologically record transactions. Invented by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2008 to support the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, blockchain allows...

Help Recognize the Heroes of In-House Ediscovery

Corporate Ediscovery Hero Awards This is your chance to nominate the innovators and high performers doing top notch work in in-house ediscovery. The third annual Corporate Ediscovery Hero Awards are open for nominations, so help gain recognition for the deserving...

What Is Scope?

Defining the extent of discovery for an ediscovery matter Scope describes the extent of discovery that the parties — sometimes with the court’s intervention — agree to produce in a case. Scope is generally defined by Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 26(b)(1). It...