K&L Gates’ E-Discovery Case Database Has Fresh New Look, More Features, and Now Over 900 Cases

We are pleased to announce that we have enhanced our searchable e-discovery case database and have added a number of new attributes – several of which correspond with the 2006 e-discovery amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.  For example, you can now select the attribute “FRCP 37(e) Safe Harbor,” click “Search,” and view a list of cases that have cited or discussed the new “Safe Harbor” rule.  Other new attributes that we have added include:

  • FRCP 26(b)(2)(B) “Not Reasonably Accessible”
  • FCRP 34(b) Procedure or Format
  • FRCP 26(b)(2)(C) Limitations
  • FRCP 26(b)(5)(B) or Proposed FRE 502
  • Early Conference or Discovery Plan
  • Local Court Rule, Form or Guideline
  • Motion for Preservation Order 

What’s more, the database now contains over 900 e-discovery cases from state and federal jurisdictions, with new cases being added every week.  Now more than ever, our database is an excellent source of information on developing e-discovery case law around the country.

The database is still searchable by keyword, or by any combination of 28 different case attributes.  Each search will produce a list of relevant cases, including a brief description of the nature and disposition of each case, the electronic evidence involved and a link to a more detailed case summary if available.

For example, you can select the attribute “Spoliation,” type in “2007” as a keyword, and click “Search” to see a list of cases decided in 2007 that involved allegations of spoliation.

Or, select the attributes “Motion for Sanctions” and “Lack of Cooperation or Inaccurate Representations,” and click “Search” to see a list of decisions involving parties who displayed bad faith or made uniformed or misleading statements to the court or their opponent about e-discovery issues.

Curious about e-discovery developments in the last year?  Visit the database and enter "2007" in the keyword search box to see an overview of the 234-plus cases involving electronic discovery that we tracked last year.

Click here to visit the database.  We hope you find it to be a helpful resource for tracking the development of e-discovery case law, and use it often.  Happy searching!

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