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

Greg Heinen is an associate and business litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner. He is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Antitrust Practices.

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).

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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).

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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.

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