What is eDiscovery Used For?

May 14, 2021 5:00:39 PM / by Ryan Short

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Like email is an electronic version of the ancient concept of paper mail, eDiscovery is simply the concept of discovery applied in the age of electronic data.
   

eDiscovery Software for Small Law Firms

May 6, 2021 5:40:09 PM / by Ryan Short

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AmLaw firms get lots of love in eDiscovery circles, leaving many small and mid-sized firms to feel under-resourced and unsure of what to do when they have eDiscovery needs. This brief post is addressed to small law firms, and while it doesn't contain anything earth-shattering, hopefully it will grant a bit of perspective and peace of mind.

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, google "ediscovery" or "ediscovery resources." 

Ray Featured on EDRM's Illumination Zone Podcast

Apr 12, 2021 1:27:57 PM / by Ryan Short

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Proteus CEO and co-founder Ray Biederman was recently interviewed on the Illumination Zone podcast by EDRM’s Mary Mack and Kaylee Walstad. Below’s transcript has been lightly condensed and edited for clarity. This transcript originally appeared on DiscoveryMaster's blog.

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.

 

Ray Featured on Consulting Logistics Podcast

Nov 30, 2020 8:15:00 AM / by Ryan Short

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Proteus Co-Founder and CEO recently joined Kyle MacNaught of Aborn & Co. on the Consulting Logistics podcast.

The Case for Outsourcing

Nov 2, 2020 11:01:57 AM / by Ryan Short

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A $128 million lawsuit is not a typical day in the office. When LeClairRyan and UnitedLex joined forces in 2018, neither party saw it ending like this. 

White House Makes an eDiscovery Rookie Mistake

Oct 7, 2020 2:07:50 PM / by Ryan Short

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A picture is worth a thousand words, but the metadata often helps illuminate whether those words are fact or faction.

Data Mapping Basics

Sep 2, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Ryan Short

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Minimizing eDiscovery spend begins with a disciplined information governance (or, in traditional corporate speak, a disciplined document retention plan).

And that begins with a data mapping exercise.