There’s More Than One Way to Lay a Foundation: Retrieving Short Message Data

Feb 8, 2024 9:04:00 AM / by Adam Arnold

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More than 23 billion text messages were sent from cell phones daily in 2023. Consequently, the collection of messages will likely be a topic of conversation during a litigation or investigation. After balancing the issues of the case, the ability to obtain information from other sources, the potential relevance of cell phone data, and the time consuming and costly nature of cell phone collection, collection may be needed. Proper data collection and handling of messages is difficult, especially...

Short Message Data Collection in eDiscovery: Challenges and Solutions for Lawyers

Dec 14, 2023 11:45:07 AM / by Ray Biederman

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As a vendor that helps attorneys prepare for litigation during the eDiscovery phase, we've seen firsthand how the collection of short message data, such as text messages and social media, has become increasingly important. In fact, short message data is now one of the most common types of electronically stored information (ESI) collected in eDiscovery.

eDiscovery Essentials for Business, IT, and Legal Leaders

Apr 27, 2021 1:27:28 PM / by Ryan Short

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If you're looking for a quick way to become overwhelmed and discouraged, type "ediscovery" or "ediscovery resources" into Google.

Case Law: Giant of Maryland v. Webb

Mar 15, 2021 9:15:00 AM / by Ryan Short

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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: Energy Keepers v. Hyperblock

Mar 11, 2021 10:43:11 AM / by Vanessa Woolsey

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Remember your middle school teacher who would remove a grade letter for each day your paper was late? Maybe that teacher was inspired by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Energy Keepers, Inc v. Hyperblock LLC examines FRCP Rule 37(c)(1) and the timely disclosure of discovery under Rule 26.

Case Law: Measured Wealth Private Client Group v. Foster

Feb 10, 2021 2:02:59 PM / by Vanessa Woolsey

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You would think that by now employees know their cell phones are not, in fact, black boxes where anything goes and "privacy" reigns supreme. You would be wrong.

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

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 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,...

Case Law: Big Ass Fans v. David T. Williams

Jan 22, 2021 10:39:20 AM / by Anthony Cozzi

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A company with a funny name. A dispute about intellectual property. Concerns about cost and privacy. Add it up and what do you get? The latest Proteus Discovery Group case law study.

O, O, It's Magic (What You Can Do In O365)

Aug 12, 2020 3:09:57 PM / by Anthony Cozzi

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In a post-COVID world, more data is being generated than ever before. Microsoft O365, and its Teams platform, has been a huge winner in the shift to working from home. In April 2020, Microsoft reported 258 million O365 users – a 21% jump from the 2019.

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.