Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Tag Archives: e-discovery

Dropbox ate my discovery requests: The current law on electronic service of legal documents

Imagine this: You’re a lawyer representing one of many defendants in a new lawsuit. You receive an email from the plaintiff’s lawyers, addressed to you as well as counsel for 19 other defendants. All that’s in the email is a link to a Dropbox folder, which contains 20 sets of discovery requests (one to each defendant).

Read More »

Taxation of e-discovery costs

When it comes to electronically stored information, “[t]he fuss is about money. Discovery is expensive, and electronic discovery is really expensive.” A.L. Brown, “The Manageable Challenge of Electronic Discovery,” formerly posted at www.rkmc.com. Nevertheless, courts have split on which e-discovery costs may be awarded to a prevailing party under 28 U.S.C. §1920(4).

Read More »

BEV BUTULA: A map to state rules on e-discovery

The folks over at Kroll Ontrack have created a map identifying the states with rules and statutes specific to electronically stored information in litigation. The interactive map is color coded to identify if a state has adopted the FRCP model, an independent model, are considering adopting e-discovery rules, or currently have no e-discovery rules.

Read More »

Sanctions up for e-discovery

Boston - Sanction motions and awards for e-discovery violations across the country have climbed dramatically in recent years and have now hit "historic highs," according to a study published in the Duke Law Journal.

Read More »