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.

eDiscovery Unfiltered Survey Results: Key In-House Trends

Aug 25, 2020 1:22:10 PM / by Ryan Short

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Ari Kaplan recently posted results of his 6th Annual eDiscovery Unfiltered Survey, which deals with legal technology vendors and industry trends.

As we move toward launching our Proteus re-brand, I wanted to take time to comment on the findings, specifically as they relate to in-house legal teams.

 

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.

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.