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

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


What happens when attorneys and their clients disregard both the spirit and letter of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure’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 Electronically Stored Information (ESI) blunders, defendants and their counsel unfortunately (but not surprisingly) found themselves on the exploding end of a 103-page,...

eDiscovery Essentials Series: Identification

Jun 22, 2020 10:33:51 AM / by Ryan Short


So, your organization is engaged in, or reasonably anticipates: litigation defense, regulatory investigation (especially if you're held to GDPR or CCPA), an audit, or another 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. According to EDRM, Identification is arguably among the most important...