Scott Collins

Scott has been with Proteus since 2015, and has nearly a decade of eDiscovery experience, primarily in project management. He is a graduate of the Indiana University Robert H McKinney School of Law and is the best disc golfer in the office. He can be reached at scott.collins@proteusdiscovery.com.

Recent Posts

Case Law: Giant of Maryland v. Webb

Mar 15, 2021 9:15:00 AM / by Scott Collins

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Surveillance cameras are ubiquitous these days. Whether captured on doorbell cams, car dashboards, in parking garages, or in businesses, video surveillance footage is often requested and highly sought-after by litigants attempting to prove their cases in court. But what happens when the opposing party fails to provide this valuable ESI?

Case Law: DR Distributors, LLC v 21 Century Smoking, Inc. et al.

Feb 4, 2021 3:04:10 PM / by Scott Collins

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What happens when attorneys and their clients disregard both the spirit and letter of the FRCP’s eDiscovery rules? As illustrated in the case below, very bad things.

 

Even federal judges have breaking points, and after more than 8 years, 400+ docket entries, and an almost incomprehensible number of ESI blunders, defendants and their counsel unfortunately (but not surprisingly) found themselves on the exploding end of a 103-page, court-imposed sanctions truth-bomb.

 

He Said, Tweet Said: Social Media eDiscovery

Jul 21, 2020 3:48:26 PM / by Scott Collins

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We’re living in a time when social media has supplanted email as the primary means of electronic communication.

Social media is everywhere: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat, and more take up more and more screen time - especially in a COVID era with more of us reliant on our screens for communication.

Apps that were once dominated by teens and twenty-somethings are increasingly used by their parents and grandparents. The President of the United States regularly sends late...

Critical Considerations for Document Review Projects

Jul 14, 2020 12:49:20 PM / by Scott Collins

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Successful eDiscovery document review project are characterized by both speed and accuracy.

5 Common Struggles for eDiscovery Project Managers

Jul 6, 2020 11:32:04 AM / by Scott Collins

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eDiscovery Project Managers (PMs) work in an environment where “I’m on vacation,” “It’s Christmas,” or “I just woke up after open-heart surgery” are rarely suitable reasons to tell a client no.

eDiscovery and the Internet of Things

Jun 30, 2020 1:46:02 PM / by Scott Collins

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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally altered how most individuals and businesses are conducting their daily affairs. Chief among these adjustments has been a newfound dependence on remote technology.

eDiscovery Essentials Series: Identification

Jun 22, 2020 10:33:51 AM / by Scott Collins

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So, your organization is engaged in, or reasonably anticipates:

  • Litigation defense
  • Regulatory investigation (especially if you're held to GDPR or CCPA)
  • Audit
  • Or other legal dispute

Now what?

State and federal statutes, court rules, and government regulations each promulgate, frame, and define an organization’s obligations to identify relevant electronically stored information (“ESI”) when such conflicts arise. Identification is arguably among the most important responsibilities an...

Information Governance Essentials

Jun 15, 2020 4:56:27 PM / by Scott Collins

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You have too much data. The financial, operational, and reputational risks of that problem manifest themselves in data breaches and cybersecurity attacks every day.

IoT, mobile devices, Slack, Microsoft Teams, email threads, CRM data from growing inside sales and marketing teams...the volume of data being created is exploding. And that's all before sifting through it in the event of an investigation or litigation event. A proactive Information Governance policy will help you defensibly...