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

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

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 Cooperation in Ediscovery?

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 Bates Numbering?

What Is Bates Numbering?

Identifying specific pages in a production for quick and accurate reference What is Bates numbering? In a modest 30,000-page ediscovery production, in which 5,000 pages are tables, lawyers and courts need a way to refer to the exact table found on the eleventh page of...
Don’t Delay: Sanctions for Spoliation Denied as Untimely

Don’t Delay: Sanctions for Spoliation Denied as Untimely

Travelers Prop. Cas. Ins. Co. of Am. v. Mountaineer Gas Co., No. 2:15-cv-0959 (S.D.W. Va. Mar. 16, 2018). In this subrogation claim, the court denied both parties’ motions for sanctions as untimely where neither alleged spoliation until years after the fact. On June...