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Give your e-discovery process a booster shot

Get proven e-discovery best practices for pharmaceutical companies in this solution brief from Zapproved. With growing scrutiny over product safety, patient data security and FDA compliance, pharmaceutical companies are facing greater litigation threats than ever...

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Does your e-discovery process need a tune up?

Get proven e-discovery best practices for automotive manufacturers in this solution brief from Zapproved. The automotive sector has experienced an extraordinarily challenging few years. More than 100 million vehicles were recalled in 2014 and 2015 — a new record —...

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Celebrating pioneering judge, Jane Bolin

In the spirit of PREX17, rediscover a judge who made history. Aside from handing down game-changing decisions, judges have paved the way for human rights. As we prepared the PREX17 judges panel, we reflected on their huge role in history. Without judges, the world...

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PREX17 is even better with co-workers

Act now to save on PREX17 team registration PREX17, the nation's premier conference for in-house e-discovery professionals, is fast approaching. Be sure to take advantage of the biggest savings on registration before April 30! When you register as a team, you'll save...

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Learn from 3 cases of cross-border compliance mishaps

Discover ways to build an e-discovery culture of compliance that is litigation-ready. This free whitepaper offers insights on cases involving Volkswagen, Apple, Samsung and Takata. Nobody’s perfect at e-discovery. But in three recent cases involving international...

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Bringing E-Discovery In House: A Recipe for Success

Discover the secret ingredients for successfully transitioning from outsourced to in-house e-discovery from three in-house legal professionals. Corporate counsel face constant pressure to do more with less. As data stores escalate, and as litigation and compliance...

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Get the full PREX16 proceedings catalog here!

2017 Strategic E-Discovery Insights and Best Practices loaded with the proceedings from 2016 PREX, the premier conference for in-house e-discovery professionals, has arrived. Each year, PREX, the premier conference for in-house e-discovery professionals, brings...

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Meet the Corporate E-Discovery Hero Awards Finalists

See the 16 finalists chosen for the Corporate E-Discovery Hero Awards. Register for the Jan 30, 2017, celebration with NPR’s Nina Totenberg to honor all finalists and celebrate the winners. Book your seats for this special event, taking place the evening before Legaltech New York 2017.

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Weighing strategies: Collect to Preserve v. Preserve in Place

Rapid technology evolution and new data sources are making preservation for ediscovery harder and more expensive than ever to manage. At the 2016 PREX, the premier conference for in-house e-discovery professionals, panelist Ryan Blackhart, Discovery Counsel at Google discussed collection strategies: collecting to preserve versus preserving in place, and he shared his thoughts as to when to deploy which strategy to best serve an organization’s interests while meeting their duty to preserve.

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Minimal Sanctions for a Minimal Showing of Prejudice

In a breach of contract matter, the court refused to impose severe spoliation sanctions under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37 where a party requesting sanctions did not demonstrate prejudice because the lost files were generally irrelevant or available from other sources.

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Minding the preservation gap when migrating to Office 365

As organizations increasingly migrate their data to Microsoft Office 365, legal and IT departments are facing the challenge of defensibly managing preservation in a hybrid data environment. This white paper identifies cross-departmental considerations for successfully minding the preservation gap during migration to Office 365 and beyond.

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How the FRCP rule changes affect civil litigation

Rapid technology evolution and new data sources are making e-discovery harder and more costly than ever. At the 2016 PREX, the premier conference for in-house e-discovery professionals, legal experts review the concept of proportionality and how to respond to the changed rules

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Get Schooled in Handling E-Discovery in Title IX Matters

Educational institutions at every level face a myriad of legal challenges, among them lawsuits by students and employees, federal and state audits and program reviews, internal investigations, and public information requests. Most schools and universities are historically ill equipped to handle the compliance demands required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. This Zapproved solution brief identifies the challenges educational institutions face in complying with Title IX requirements and shares steps to overcome them.

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Discovery Misconduct “As Deep As It Is Wide” Merits Harsh Sanctions

The court ordered issue preclusion and costs as severe sanctions against a party that engaged in continuous discovery misconduct, including failing to take reasonable steps to preserve evidence stored on a third-party server and making innumerable excuses for the failure to produce documents. The court also sanctioned the party’s counsel for his failure to check his client’s behavior and for taking steps that inappropriately lengthened the proceedings.

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How Energy Companies Can Simplify Data Preservation and Streamline E-Discovery

Energy companies are subject to strict regulatory retention and data compliance regimes. Companies’ data volumes are doubling roughly every two years, and the cost of litigation, especially e-discovery, is increasing at a similar rate. Corporate legal teams need solutions to automate preservation and defensibly manage the daunting challenges of e-discovery cost-effectively and confidently. This Zapproved solution brief shares best practices for corporate legal teams in the energy sector.
Energy companies are subject to strict regulatory retention and data compliance regimes. Companies’ data volumes are doubling roughly every two years, and the cost of litigation, especially e-discovery, is increasing at a similar rate. Corporate legal teams need solutions to automate preservation and defensibly manage the daunting challenges of e-discovery cost-effectively and confidently. This Zapproved solution brief shares best practices for corporate legal teams in the energy sector.

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Announcing the I Solve E-Discovery Movement

Announcing the I Solve E-Discovery Movement. Join e-discovery professionals in taking action to build momentum for positive change and nominate an e-discovery expert or in-house legal professional to win a Corporate E-Discovery Hero Award.

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Stop the Music: $25 Million Verdict Intact Despite Party’s Intentional Spoliation of Evidence

In this copyright infringement case, the court found the plaintiff had intentionally spoliated evidence. The court allowed the defendant to address the spoliation in its opening statement and instructed the jury that it could consider the loss of evidence in its deliberations. Despite these sanctions, the jury awarded the plaintiff $25 million after finding that the defendant infringed the plaintiff’s copyrighted music. In a motion for a new trial, the defendant argued that the sanctions were “anemic,” among other things. The district judge denied the defendant’s motion and entered final judgment for the plaintiff, finding the lesser sanctions sufficient to cure the prejudice; anything more would have been tantamount to dismissal.

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How Emerging Technology Is Affecting E-Discovery

Buckle up. Technology is altering how e-discovery works. Learn what to expect and how to plan for the future. Technology is accelerating every day. Amid this rapid change, data sources relevant to e-discovery are literally crossing all facets of life — and there’s...

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A Discussion With the Hon. Shira Scheindlin

Former U.S. District Court Judge Shira A. Scheindlin, now an arbitrator and mediator with JAMS and of counsel in the litigation practice group at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, delivered the keynote address on the first day of the 2016 PREX, the premier conference for e-discovery professionals. In a departure from the typical lecture format, attorney and professor Maura Grossman engaged Judge Scheindlin in a fireside chat on topics ranging from her retirement, to her groundbreaking Zubulake opinions, to her thoughts on the recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, asking her to reflect on some of the highlights of her career and expectations for the future of e-discovery.

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Take The 3-Minute In-House E-Discovery Data Processing Survey

The 2017 In-House E-Discovery Data Processing Benchmark Survey presents the level of satisfaction and preferences of in-house e-discovery professionals, IT personnel, and legal operations staff regarding the speed, cost, ease-of-use, security and risk associated with their e-discovery data processing.

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Stories of Bringing E-Discovery In-house

Stories of Bringing E-Discovery In-house — Learn from three leading in-house legal professionals why and how they decided to move much of their electronic discovery functions inside the company, including preservation, collection and processing. More than 80% of in-house legal teams are making the move, so learn what went well and what didn’t. For those who are considering a similar move, this webinar will share real-world experience from peers who have taken the leap so you can learn from their successes as well as avoid any pitfalls they experienced.

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