My weekly Litigation Tech and E-Discovery Reading through 03/03/12
Kind of busy at work so didn’t get a chance to read as much as I would have liked. Hate it when work interferes! Seems like kind of slow week in the ediscovery world as well.
Informational Governance and Social Media
Forbes article looking at companies that dive into social media without the right policies and solutions to govern usage will encounter information governance and eDiscovery nightmares down the road. This happened with e-mail before the true cost was realized. And there should be proactive effort to prevent before the same thing happens with social media. I would just point out that the focus of the article is on “public” social media sights like Twitter and Facebook. Many companies, departments, and even individual employees have what I would describe as private social sites such as Wikis, Yammer, and various IM programs that also be governed.
Update in the McDermott Malpractice Litigation
Another update by ACEDS: Judge Wu, who last July ordered the disqualification of J-M’s successor lawyers, Sheppard Mullin, for conflict of interest for representing in another matter a party opposed to J-M in the False Claims suit, gave parties until March 15 to file briefs addressing when, how and on how many occasions roughly 4,000 privileged documents came into possession of the plaintiffs. In September 2011, JM sought the court-ordered return or destruction of the documents. It has been trying unsuccessfully to recover the records since June 2010. Wu says it is still unclear whether privileged documents produced multiple times by J-M through Stratify and its attorneys at Sheppard Mullin and, subsequently, Bird Marella were the same privileged documents J-M previously produced to the US government through Stratify and McDermott.
More on Judge Peck ‘s Predictive Coding “Order” and Possible Effect on Review Attorneys
Follow-up to Judge Peck’s predictive coding decision – this one from the point of view of a document reviewer. From the “Generation JD” website- A blog for young lawyers.
Ralph Losey on Pinterest
A Pinterest posting from the 2011 Intermountain conference. Still trying to figure out what Pinterest is, if I should join, and how to use!
Keep Data Safe When Traveling
Still amazed how many attorneys do nothing, or close to nothing to protect their portable devises. Good overview of some simple suggestions to keep data safe,
Homeland Security Key Word Search Terms
Have they thought of using technology assisted review?