eDiscovery Daily Blog

In addition to its software and professional services, CloudNine also provides extensive education to eDiscovery practitioners as highlighted by its publication of the eDiscovery Daily Blog. Authored and edited by industry expert Doug Austin, the eDiscovery Daily is the go-to resource for thousands of eDiscovery and eDisclosure professionals seeking to keep up with the latest news and case law in the world of digital discovery.
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Court Orders Defendant to Produce Additional ESI Responsive to 78 “Unopposed” Search Terms: eDiscovery Case Law

In Venturdyne, Ltd. d/b/a Scientific Dust Collectors v. Carbonyx, Inc., d/b/a Carbonyx Carbon Technologies, et. al., Indiana District Judge John E. Martin ordered the defendant to produce additional ESI to the plaintiff to be retrieved via 78 “unopposed” search terms that neither party objected to during negotiation over the plaintiff’s original list of 126 search terms.

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Finding Categorical Privilege Log to Be Inadequate, Court Orders Plaintiff to Provide a Metadata Log: eDiscovery Case Law

In Companion Property and Casualty Insurance Company v. U.S. Bank N.A., South Carolina District Judge J. Michelle Childs determined that the plaintiff’s categorical Privilege Log was inadequate and ordered the plaintiff to provide to the defendant a metadata log for all documents withheld or redacted, affidavit(s) from the person(s) with knowledge regarding the privileged third party and common interest parties and a list of anticipated litigation(s) for the documents withheld on the basis of work product protection.

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It May Be FALL, But eDiscovery Business Confidence Is On The RISE: eDiscovery Trends

The results are in from the ACEDS and Complex Discovery Fall 2016 eDiscovery Business Confidence Survey, which was conducted last month and (as was the case for the Winter, Spring and Summer surveys) the results are published on Rob Robinson’s terrific Complex Discovery site. How confident are individuals working in the eDiscovery ecosystem in the business of eDiscovery? Let’s see.

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With No Proof of Duty to Preserve or Bad Faith, Plaintiffs’ Request for Sanctions is Denied: eDiscovery Case Law

In Reyes et. al. v. Julia Place Condominiums Homeowners Association, Inc., et. al., Louisiana District Judge Carl J. Barbier, in denying the plaintiffs’ request for sanctions, stated that the plaintiffs “have failed to produce sufficient evidence proving that [defendant] Parkview had a duty to preserve the ledgers, that Parkview acted in bad faith in destroying the ledgers, and that the destroyed evidence was relevant to Plaintiffs’ claim”.

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